More journalism majors finding jobs after graduation

Project for Excellence in Journalism
The job picture is looking better for college grads who majored in journalism and mass communications, at least in the short-term. The percentage of graduates who reported finding full-time employment within six to eight months rose to 62.2 percent in 2011, up four percentage points in a year and the second year of increases. That’s still lower than the 70.2 percent of new graduates who found jobs in 2007, though.

The share of those graduates who say they’re “very satisfied” with their job has risen to the highest point in 25 years. “I think it probably reflects that if you’ve got a job, you’re pretty happy with it,” said Lee Becker, director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia.

The study also found that median salary of those new graduates rose from $30,000 to $31,000, but when you factor in inflation, that’s almost $2,000 less than in 2000. “And it’s well below the $40,735 that the National Association of College and Employers reported as the median starting salary for all 2011 college grads,” notes PEJ’s Mark Jurkowitz.

“The survey of 2,195 bachelor and master degree recipients in journalism and mass communication was conducted by the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia.”


Earlier: Census: Journalism majors make about $50,000Study: J-school grads’ unemployment rate better than average

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  • Anonymous

    Gizmos, by: Keith Richard Radford Jr
    Most reporters fight tooth and nail to get a job having to answer adds along with hundreds of other reporters and lose their jobs as soon as the Knight Rider finds them having to tell the reporter twice what to report. Now It’s just like wolf, bane as people are capitalized by the guys that owns the ink. Now squidly is shuffling the deck, maybe for the last time not wanting to deal as RayGun has given way to a mass of LCD lighting the way for the Millennialism, and the ancients, alphas, premillennialism (chiliasm), Pre-Christianity war mongers, Utopianism, Judaism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Nazism, Theosophy, LDS, and new wave, Social movements all want what the Druids got and the times they are a changin. We eat to survive yet few have a garden. So we leave it to these eugenics thinker to get the next gizmo till one writes what they know to be true, then they end up in prison like the little redhead girl in in the UK knowing full well she does not belong there as the information hound, Kenny and the limburger clown all frown as they can’t pull their own tial from the flame and dead, dancers, the reflection, defectors and dissidents crowd the streets with the smell of blood in the air as the lie falls to the ground, no respirator or gas mask can separate the stench as the realization that all along the bags were meant for the one wishing us dead and the gizmos were bait. Jobs are given to the key holders and the mold grower as we are all treated like mushrooms knowing gold did it ie: them and me, the truth is in the pudding, don’t eat it because then we will all see.

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    Lots of journalism jobs out there at the moment too, see http://www.jojari.com/jobs/journalism/

  • http://profiles.google.com/wenalway Robert Knilands

    Yes! More people without experience are being hired, even as experienced workers continue to be “laid off!” Journalism is SAVED!!!!!

    “The share of those graduates who say they’re “very satisfied” with their job has risen to the highest point in 25 years. “I think it probably reflects that if you’ve got a job, you’re pretty happy with it,” said Lee Becker, director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia.”

    You have to go far and long to find analysis that deep.

  • Anonymous