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August 1st, 2006 • Quill Archives
On the Rebound

Journalism grads can look forward to a stronger job market, according to an annual report to be released the first week of August. “The picture is a positive one,” said Lee B. Becker, who directs the Annual Surveys of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates.

July 29th, 2005 • Quill Archives
Out of the darkness

The doom-and-gloom message of weak job prospects for journalism graduates may be changing in 2005. Soon-to-be-released figures for 2004 from the Annual Surveys of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates show that the job market is improving enough to say that at least it isn’t getting worse, said Lee B.

July 29th, 2005 • Quill Archives
Asking the right questions about benefits and salaries

When graduates want answers about hiring, it’s important to understand that benefits are usually not negotiable, but often salary is. A Des Moines Register reporter who graduated three years ago says that it’s very important to ask questions about such things as drug coverage, out-of-network charges and salary requests.

July 29th, 2005 • Quill Archives
What students can do to be more valuable in the job market

Even though the job market is showing small improvement, students can improve their employment chances by following advice from the pros. Caesar Andrews, editor of Gannett News Service, stresses that the usual journalism fundamentals are essential, but ethical behavior and credibility are just as important.