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Stalled job market for J-grads

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by boots, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    Very disheartening study.
  2. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Do some thread-shopping at Romenesko?
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    On tuesdays.
    On Wednesday and Fridays he cuts and pastes all the openings from journalismjobs.com
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    It's a bad market these days. LET'S BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Saturday afternoons it's the AP feature wire.
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    On the other hand, those new grads will jump at any job they're offered, which could be your job at 2/3 of the cost of your already meager salary.
  7. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    that's what scares me most.
  8. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Whats a newsy co-worker job getting these days?
  10. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    We're not that desparate.
  11. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    "Data from the Cox Center's Annual Survey of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates found that journalism and mass communication graduates in 2006 were no more likely to have a job offer when they finished their studies than graduates a year earlier and no more likely to have landed a full-time job by the end of October—approximately five months after leaving the university."

    This doesn't surprise me too much. I just graduated and I remember a lot of 06 grads coming back in August / early Sept. to talk to old profs about their job searches. When my internship is up I'll probably do the same thing on the way home to move back in with Mom and Dad until I find a job.

    I can't think of any cases where recent grads (05, 06 and 07) had job offers when they finished their studies. Most of the top people took internships at major dailies, hoping to get job offers after the internships.
  12. Spartakate

    Spartakate New Member

    It took me three years to find a permanent job after college. Now I've moved to another area and I'm on the hunt again. I'm unemployed (or freelancing, which is a sexier term, but it means the same thing imo) for about two months. I can't help but get discouraged.
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