Wednesday, August 05, 2009

AEJMC09: Surprise (not) Comm graduates face tough year

Read 'em and weep:

The figures aren't due to be released at the AEJMC conference for 10 more minutes, but details of the annual survey of mass comm grads is out on Journalism.org.

A few highlights:
  • lowest employment level for grads in 23 years of survey.
  • 40% unable to find full-time jobs in field
  • Benefits down, salaries stagnant
  • “By almost all indications, the 2008 graduates of the nation’s journalism and mass communications programs found themselves in a disastrous job market.”
  • Even Web employment down.
  • Lower levels of job satisfaction, higher levels of regret over career choice.
No great surprises.

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