Job growth is continues as online newspapers, magazines, and social media sites. Talented writers who can handle highly specialized scientific or technical subjects have an advantage. The number of job openings in the newspaper, social media, radio and television industries is sensitive to economic ups and downs, because these industries depend on advertising revenue.
News analysts, reporters, and correspondents held about 35,000 jobs in 2016. About 4,100 news analysts, reporters, and correspondents were self-employed.
Career opportunities in journalism include: reporter, editor, web editor, copyeditor, layout/design specialist, photographer, videographer, columnist, freelance writer, broadcast or radio journalist, social media editor, and many others. Today, journalists perform many functions and reporters often photograph and shoot video for their own stories.
Salaries in journalism fields vary widely by the media type, outlet and location. Salaries range from the $30,000 (for a cub reporter at a small newspaper) to seven figures.
Experience on school newspapers or broadcasting stations and internships with news organizations are useful, as are computer graphics and desktop publishing skills.
Knowledge of news photography can also be valuable for entry-level positions.
Large-city newspapers and stations also may prefer candidates with degrees in subject-matter specialties such as economics, political science, or business.
Employers report that practical experience is the most important part of education and training.
Eligible students who complete the certificate, in addition to a bachelor's degree at UB, will have the opportunity to apply to the graduate programs in English, communication, and media study, as well as to any other graduate program available at UB or elsewhere. The UB Journalism Program has had great success placing students at competitive journalism graduate programs and in entry-level journalism internships and jobs.
Editor and Publisher Magazine
The Society of Professional Journalists
Additional information can be found on Journalismjobs.com