U.S. business journalists – who report daily on the economy in their communities – say they expect their local economic conditions, including the number of jobs available, to improve in the next six months, according to a new survey commissioned by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.
One section of the survey shows a marginal increase in business journalists’ pay in the last six months to $56,591.
Forty-two percent reported an increase in pay the past two years. That is up from 36 percent six months ago reporting an increase in pay.
“Opportunities among journalists do seem to be on the rise,” said Andrew Leckey, president of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center of Business Journalism, about the survey results. “They said that one-third of the newsrooms in which they work are hiring new journalists.”
The research also found this breakdown for median salaries by place of employment:
• Print: $49,375
• Broadcast: $56,852
• Wire service: $75,800
• Freelance: $48,889
• Online: $51,667
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