Journalism Careers Survey

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%.

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