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Media bubble-boys

by henrycopeland
Monday, December 9th, 2002

Is “the media” out of touch? The short answer is yes. Sunday’s LATimes has the long answer:

“As recently as 1971, only 58% of newspaper journalists had college degrees; now 89% have degrees, according to the American Society of Newspaper Editors. But only 15.5% of the total population age 25 and older have finished college. The median annual salary for “experienced reporters” working at newspapers with more than 250,000 daily circulation — the 40 largest papers in the country — was about $56,000 last year, according to a newspaper industry study. Pay for “senior reporters” — and for top reporters and editors at the largest of these papers — is substantially more. But median income for all U.S. workers over 15 is about $31,500.”

I know that more than a few major bloggers don’t have college degrees. Project for a rainy day: tabulate demographics of blogdom.

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