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Job readiness, employment among subjects addressed in new surveys of J-school grads
A new survey of journalism and mass
communications graduates shows that the level of employment rose slightly in
2010. The survey, one of four conducted regularly by the Grady College of
Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia and funded in
part by the NAA Foundation, reveals that 2010 bachelor's degree recipients reported
a full-time employment level of 58.2 percent, up from 55.5 percent a year
Most of those surveyed said they had the skills upon graduation to write, edit
and use still photography for the Web, as well as to adapt to the digital
environment generally and use social media professionally. However, they also
indicated they lacked some skill they needed for the job market, with Web
skills of various types dominating the list of needed accomplishments.
Read more here about findings from the surveys.
Aug 17 2011, 02:33 PM
About Marina Hendricks
Marina Hendricks is manager of the NAA Foundation. She manages Newspaper In Education, youth content and scholastic journalism programs, oversees the development of print and online products, and coordinates the NAA Foundation Web site, www.naafoundation.org. Before joining the Foundation, Marina was a features writer and the teen editor at The Charleston Gazette in West Virginia. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Marshall University.