Thursday, August 13, 2009

If you're a journalist, job prospects are looking up

"Class of 2008 journalism school students graduated into the worst job market for new journalists in nearly a quarter-century -- and those who managed to find a job usually had few benefits to go with a stagnant salary, according to a survey released Wednesday."

You ought to read the whole article in Editor & Publisher. But ignore the other statistics -- it's all reflective of the effects of the economic downturn.

This much is clear: If you're a journalism student right now, it's looking up. If you want to be a journalism student, an even better scenario awaits.

And if you're like me, a class of '08 grad, it can't get any worse.

Here's to the future.

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