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.