JOURNALISM SCHOOLS TELL STUDENTS TO BRANCH OUT, HUSTLE

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As the journalism industry changes, what are professors telling students about their job prospects? To look for work outside the news business, find researchers.

Researchers say they conducted the study, which appears in Social Forces, in response to the massive transformations taking place in journalism, particularly in the field’s labor market.

“The post-Watergate media era where you would work for a local paper or TV station and work your way up to retirement with a nice pension is behind us,” says Max Besbris, an assistant professor of sociology at Rice University.

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