RESEARCH: Black and White and Still Read All Over
Journalism Majors Not Available
Transition Into Academic Environs
REVIEW: Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman’s Life in Journalism Book is both moving memoir and fascinating journey into U.S. history.
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By Carolyn Schurr Levin
What happens when a crisis hits, as it did when Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, only to be followed the following week by a nor’easter?
By Pat Winters Lauro
“She posted a picture to Pinterest and it just exploded.”
MILEPOSTS First Amendment Fundamentals for 2012.
By Frank LoMonte
Four noteworthy First Amendment cases for college media in 2012.
POLITICS 2012 Crafting Election Coverage on Campus
By Dan Malon & Sarah Maben
Covering elections provide reader service and a practical way to enhance journalism instruction.
An outlook of employment opportunities in the mass communication industry
By Kyle J. Miller
Dr. Charles A. Lubbers
University of South Dakota
The employment outlook in any field is dictated by the balance of supply and demand. However, the available supply of college graduates and the demand for the graduates to fill a particular job category in a field can vary greatly.
According to a 2012 study by Becker, Vlad and Kalpen, 51,784 bachelor’s degrees were granted in the U.S. in 2011, and that number was only slightly larger than the year before. They also noted that during 2011, 203,561 students were enrolled in bachelor’s programs, a decline of .05 percent from the year before.
Undergraduate students are studying a growing number of specializations within the mass communication field. This reflects changes in the terms used to describe the specializations, as well as a growth in those areas as a result of newer technologies. As noted in Table 1, journalism, once the dominant specialization in the field, now accounts for slightly less than 30 percent of the students. The next largest group of students is located in strategic communication programs. Students studying radio/television generally made up 4.9 percent. Clearly the concentration of students is located in the areas of journalism and strategic communications, with significantly smaller numbers in the telecommunications field.
- Niche publications deliver something for everyone
- Research: Student journalists’ use of student media
- Being prepared when calamity strikes…
- Working with that sports Info director behind the curtain…
- Assessment: More than just a dirty word
- Review: “The Good Girls Revolt: How The Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace” By Lynn Povich
- Newspaper thefts, censorship efforts, roadblocks to public records and more: A Q&A with Frank LoMonte
- Dealing with Newspaper Thefts: Advice from the Student Press Law Center
- Training helps overcome beginning-of-semester hump