AnalysisAugust 9, 2013

Job Market Shows Some Improvement for Recent Communications Graduates

There is good and bad news in a University of Georgia report on the job market for 2012 communication and journalism graduates. As the economy slowly recovers, employment and salaries ticked up modestly. But they make considerably less money than graduates of others programs and face significantly reduced workplace benefits.

AnalysisAugust 9, 2012

For Communication Grads, a Modest Job Recovery

What’s the job market like for 2011 mass communication and journalism graduates? According to a new survey from the University of Georgia, there was an uptick in the percentage of bachelor degree recipients who found jobs and, for the first time in years, a small increase in their salaries. But the overall picture is far from rosy.

AnalysisAugust 10, 2011

For Communications Grads, Slight Improvement in a Daunting Job Market

The annual survey of recent journalism and communication graduates by the University of Georgia shows only small changes in a difficult employment environment. But there are some silver linings, including a jump in job satisfaction among those who have found work in the field.

AnalysisAugust 4, 2010

For Communication Grads, a Tough Job Market

The University of Georgia’s yearly survey of journalism and communication graduates is out and the news isn’t good. The job market has tightened, salaries are stagnant and benefits are being cut. On the brighter side, more of the 2009 grads with jobs are doing web-related work and by and large, the students remain satisfied with their career choice.

AnalysisAugust 5, 2009

Grim Employment Picture for Communication Grads

The 2008 class of journalism and communications graduates is suffering the worst job prospects on record, according to a new report from the University of Georgia. And as those numbers seem to be reflected in growing pessimism about the news industry among degree recipients, it’s forcing many of them to be more flexible about career aspirations.

AnalysisAugust 7, 2008

Amid Layoffs and Cutbacks, Communication Grads Find Jobs

A new University of Georgia survey of recent degree recipients finds that despite the growing economic ills of the media industry, the job market for 2007 graduates was basically unchanged from a year earlier. And sometimes, the absence of bad news can be good news.

AnalysisMay 10, 2007

How J-School Students See the Future

With the news business in transition, fragmentation, and turmoil, many veteran journalists wonder about their careers. What about those preparing to first enter the field? The PEJ asked a group of journalism students about their hopes and fears—and their answers may surprise you.

AnalysisSeptember 27, 2006

Extra! Extra! J-School Grads Finding Jobs!

Despite all the problems plaguing the newspaper industry, a new survey reveals that 2005 was the best year since 1999 for college grads with a print journalism degree to land jobs in their field. Thanks to the economic health of local papers and the old media’s transition to cyberspace, a degree in journalism is still a pretty good ticket to a first paycheck.