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Good News! Job Market Shows Improvement for J School Grads

Finally, there’s good news to share! According to a University of Georgia survey, recent U.S. journalism and mass communication graduates are entering a job market that’s slightly better than previous years.

That said, as indicated by JimRomenesko, graduates from 2011 still encountered more challenges with job opportunities than their peers did in 2007.

Graduates who have landed full-time jobs indicated their salaries were higher than graduates from 12 months ago.

So, what’s the overall breakdown aside from salary? The survey looked at the job market within journalism and communications broken down by field: Read more

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Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

What to Know About Working in PR

For many journalists seeking the security of a full-time job, the PR industry is a viable option, with its emphasis on adept writing skills and attention to deadlines.  But, before you make the full-time switch to corporate communications, it is important to know the real facts about the biz.

For example, one truth about the PR industry is that it moves at a slower pace than journalism. “The corporate review [and] approval process is more challenging, because deadlines are sacrosanct for journalists but much less so for corporate managers and executives,” said Paul Nonnenmacher, director of public affairs for the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority and former reporter. At its worst, the natural inclination to rush and wrap a project can be construed as a half-baked effort by higher-ups that are used to far longer timelines.

Read more in What Journalists Should Know Before Switching to PR. [subscription required]

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Rosie Gets Canceled | More Busts at High Times Magazine | Ranking Journalism Schools

So far this morning, in addition to a couple of staff additions at Gawker, we’re reminded of a few things: anyone can get fired, smuggling drugs and magazine publishing don’t mix well, and journalism schools deserve to be ranked.