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TSU Journalism Employment Positive for Next Decade

A 10/8/2010 CNBC report predicts that reporter and correspondent "jobs at large and national newspapers, broadcast stations and magazines" will drop by 8% over the next decade—but these are not the areas of journalism sought by many Tarleton graduates.  The report actually predicts good opportunities for the types of jobs TSU's Journalism & Broadcasting students tend to pursue: 

"... The best opportunities are expected to be with smaller, local news outlets as well as for online news organizations, as technology generates demand for online reporters or mobile news units. Writers who can handle scientific or technical subjects will have an advantage.

"For those just starting out, there are more opportunities for freelance work than full-time. Plus, it's a big advantage to have a joint degree with journalism and an area of specialty such as politics, economics or biology, rather than a single degree in journalism."

The full CNBC story, written by Cindy Perman, is titled Disappearing Jobs, lists an average salary of $34,850 in the field.

Overall employment in advertising, marketing, promotions and PR is expected to jump 13 percent in the next decade, but for those who direct a firm’s ad campaigns and promotions aimed at driving sales, prospects are expected to drop by 2 percent. \