The NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) have just published their report: Journlists at Work – Their views on training, recruitment and conditions. This would be of interest if you’re considering a career in journalism.
You can read an introduction and summary of the main points here – scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the full report.
Briefly, it shows that
- there has not been a significant drop in the number of journalists working in the uK since 2002
- 82% of working journalists have a degree
- 63% of journalists have a journalism qualification
- 73% of qualified journalists have completed an NCTJ course.
Popular first degrees taken by Journalists at Work in 2012 were:
- English – 23%
- Social sciences – 16%
- History or philosophy – 12%
- Journalism – 10%.