Skip to comments.Study: Journalism grads don't read newspapers, mags, books
Posted on 08/16/2013 1:30:29 PM PDT by Zakeet
This could be the final blow to paper and ink news: Reporters graduating out of journalism school and headed to work at newspapers and magazines don't read print media, with over seven of 10 choosing digital news and social media websites instead, the highest number ever, according to an authoritative new study.
The University of Georgia's "Annual Survey of Journalism & Mass Communication Graduates," which surveys J-School grads, their habits, salaries and the jobs they take, found that just one-third had read a newspaper the day before taking the survey. That's a stunning drop from the 81 percent in 1994.
And in a clear sign of the times, three-quarters read news off the internet and many watched TV. And virtually all went on a social media website the day before taking the survey, which is a guide to how new journalists consume news.
The report begs the question: If today's journalists don't read print, why should those they are writing for read magazines and newspapers?
The survey, first reported on by Digitaljournalists.org, also found that while the industry has ended years of cost cutting and firings, entry-level pay for new journalists is below the average pay of graduates in other fields. Those with a bachelor's degree, for example, can expect to earn about $32,000 a year, more than $10,000 less than the average in other fields.
Which may explain this statistic in the 75-page survey: Nearly 28 percent regretted their decision to go into journalism.
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Even we don't read the garbage we write!
These J-schoolstudents get their news from Colbert and the Daily Show w Jon Stewart. Same as their pot head friends
"We write what we are told, but we don't read it"
Most of them go into journalism so they don’t have to take math.
“The report begs the question: ....”
No, it doesn’t!
Most of them go into journalism so they dont have to learn anything...............
I’d say the answer is that most of the young journalists are writing web and marketing materials. They aren’t reading newspapers because they aren’t involved with that medium.
many people i hung around with in college were journalists. I took four years of it in high school from an excellent non-liberal teacher and learned quite a bit, taking several editor positions those years. in college i did editorial graphics for several years and was on staff. lots of friends in journalism. i had a roommate who was in journalism for four years.
journalism was the party school to enroll in. based on everything and everyone I knew in that school. what they considered to be “hard”, and “hard work”. they knew how to party, where the parties were that week, and they knew how to have fun. i noticed this from my studying, as an engineering major. which they thought I was nuts for doing, as it was so hard. and it was hard. and i was also in the honors program at my school so i had harder core classes than these people did.
basically the hierarchy of the schools broke down:
tougher - medical, physics and the hard sciences, engineering,
middle - accounting
easier - business (not accounting), journalism, teaching, psychology, arts, english
No, it doesnt!
You're right. It raises the question. to "beg" a question is to assume the thing which is to be proven (i.e., the question).
The absence of reading books is the biggie. It means these fools don’t know nuttin about nuttin. Which pretty much comes across in any article they write that is more involved than a tweet, text, or FB post.
They don't actually read those, either. They just go by what someone tells them is in them.
Another study done by Captain Obvious.
They go into jornolism because they can’t make heads or tails of the graphic symbols on a McDonald’s cash register.
Study: Journalism grads don’t read
Uh, neither do I. Careful.