What Happens to Laid Off Journalists?

Adam Tinworth
Adam Tinworth

Roy Greenslade reports on some chilling research into the employment fate of redundant newspaper journalists in the US:

An American Journalism Review article asks: Is there life after newspapers? To that end, it conducted a survey of journalists on US papers who left their jobs between 1999 and 2007. And here’s the killer fact: only 6% have since found other newspaper work.

“The rest are doing everything from public relations to teaching to driving a bus and clerking in a liquor store,” says the writer, Robert Hodierne. And they are earning less.

Something to think about…

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