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Topic “salaries”

Salary for journalists in Mexico among the 5 lowest in the country, survey finds

Journalism is still one of the lowest salaried jobs in Mexico, according to data from the 2013 Mexican National Occupation and Employment Survey. Read more »

Salaries, employment rates for beginner journalists in the U.S. holding steady, survey finds

A new study by the University of Georgia states that employment opportunities for recent college graduates going into journalism held steady when compared to last year, but that over a quarter of those surveyed said they regretted their career choice. Read more »

New study kicks up disagreement over starting salaries for cub reporters in U.S.

Bar graph of median annual salaries for communications graduates in the U.S., according to the Cox International Center. Read more »

Minimum wage for Mexican journalists is $13 a day

Press workers in Mexico face poor wages, job insecurity and a high risk work environment. "The profession's standing has diminished because people know it's dangerous to be a journalist and, furthermore, it doesn't pay well," said Ariel Muñoz, president of the University of Morelia, in an interview with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »

Brazilian television host fired over Facebook post complaining about late salaries

Brazilian television broadcaster Rede TV! broke its contract with journalist Rita Lisauskas on Jan. 5, 2012 for "revealing proprietary information about the channel," according to the column Zapping in the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. In December 2011, the anchor for the television news magazine "Rede TV! News" was suspended after she complained on her Facebook page about late salary payments at the broadcaster, reported the newspaper O Jornal. Read more »

Low salaries high on list of worries for Argentine journalists

A report from the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish) said that low salaries are Argentine journalists' greatest concern. Half of the nearly 1,000 respondents for the 2011 FOPEA Survey reported having a second job. Read more »

Study shows job, salary outlook bleak for recent journalism graduates

Full-time journalism jobs for recent graduates are at a 24-year low, the Pew Research Center reported.

Only 55.5% of journalism and mass communication graduates from 2009 were able to find full-time journalism jobs within a year of graduating, according to a new survey conducted by the University of Georgia. Read more »


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