The Labor Market for University Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates

Becker, Lee B., Hollifield, C. Ann, and Vlad, Tudor (2016, August), The Labor Market for University Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates: The Role of the Media Industries. To be presented at the AEJMC national conference to be held in Minneapolis, MN. Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division.

Abstract: The value of news content is determined by the knowledge, experience and talent of the individuals producing it. This paper examines changes in the labor market for journalists across a crucial period and concludes that the labor market from which media industries draw is largely a reflection of the overall economy. Changes in the size of the workforce, the revenue media organizations receive, and the supply of workers by educational institutions also are important forces.

Lee B. Becker  Ann Hollifield  Tudor Vlad