2002 Annual Survey of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates


Lee B. Becker, Tudor Vlad, Amy Jo Coffey, and Heidi Hennink-Kaminski


The job market for journalism and mass communication graduates continued to be depressed in
2002 and 2003.

Graduates of journalism and mass communication programs in 2002 reported few job offers on
graduation, those who found jobs reported receiving salaries that have not kept up with inflation, and
more graduates than a year earlier reported disappointment with their career selection.

While the market did not seem to be declining at the precipitous rate of a year earlier, it also
showed no sign of improvement.

The copyrighted full text of the 2002 Graduate Report is available here.

The PDF version of the charts and tables is available here.

The PDF version of the chart "Salaries Compared" is available here.

Click here to view the table "Salaries by Employer Type."