Title

Most Business Editors Find Journalism Graduates Still Unprepared

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Keywords

journalism education, business news, newspapers, job opportunities, reporting skills

Abstract

In 2002, a study was published in Newspaper Research Journal that explored the preparedness of graduating journalism students to cover business news. In 2012, a follow-up survey of business editors at the nation's daily newspapers was done to see whether progress had been made in the training of journalism students for the business news beat. More than half of the editors in 2012 still rated journalism graduates unprepared, reflecting a call once again for academia to recognize that business journalism is a reporting area in high demand, requiring specialized skills that often are not taught at universities.

Recommended Citation

Pardue, Mary Jane. "Most business editors find journalism graduates still unprepared." Journalism & Mass Communication Educator 69, no. 1 (2014): 49-60.

DOI for the article

10.1177/1077695813506989

Department

Media, Journalism, and Film

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