Articles about "Compensation/salaries"

J-school grad who regretted her career choice explains what she did next

The Chicago Tribune
Betsy Mikel writes about graduating with a journalism degree and surveying the jobscape with dismay. About a quarter of people with journalism or communications degrees wish they'd gone into another field, a study from the University of Georgia's Grady College recently found.

"There are only about 10 jobs in the whole country in your field and about 100,000,000 people are competing for them," Mikel writes.

To make matters worse, those jobs happen to be located in the middle of small-town Alaska, far away from friends and family with pay way below the cost of living. ... My passion for journalism was still strong, but the instability of the field made me realize I needed a new plan.
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Study finds more than a quarter of journalism grads wish they’d chosen another career

University of Georgia | CNNMoney
About 28 percent of journalism grads wish they'd chosen another field, the annual survey of grads by the University of Georgia's Grady College says.

"That it is a significant percent cannot be doubted," the study's authors write. (more...)

How can journalists negotiate for better salaries?

The National Association of Colleges and Employers’ annual report on college graduates has drawn a lot of attention to journalists’ salaries in recent weeks.

During a live chat, Michigan State University’s Joe Grimm addressed the study and offered strategies for … Read more


Gov. stats: Median salary for reporters $35K, $52K for editors

Fourth in an apparently ongoing series on journopay

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics spotlights the media and information industries in a series of delightful charts, including one that outlines salary information for employed journalists. These figures "do not include the unincorporated self-employed," the BLS says.

The BLS counted 98,990 editors, the largest group among its list of media occupations. (more...)
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Are journalism grads really earning starting salaries of $41k?

Third in an unplanned series about journalists' salaries

Among the objections to a study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers I linked to Monday that said 2012 graduates of journalism programs had an average starting salary of $40,900: I salute any attempts to add context to a study that does only what it claims to do: Collect data on starting salaries of 2012 graduates who are employed full-time.

But there's one objection I can try to tackle: that NACE's data doesn't look much like the results of the most recent annual study of communications grads' salaries by the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. (more...)