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08/10/2011 04:53 pm ET Updated Oct 10, 2011

University Of Georgia Releases Annual Survey Of Journalism And Mass Communication Graduates

Are you interested in making money? Journalism might not be right for you.

The University of Georgia released its Annual Survey of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduates on Wednesday. According to the study, the median starting salary for journalism grads is just $30,000. In 2006, starting salary for journalism grads was also $30,000. This was the last year that starting salary ever improved.

But the news wasn't all glum. Apparently, journalism is recovering from the downturn of the last couple of years:

The 2010 graduates were more likely than graduates of 2009 to report having at least one job
offer on graduation, more likely to report being employed at the benchmark date of the end of October of
last year, and more likely to hold a full-time job six to eight months after completing university studies. The
jobs the graduates held were more likely to be in the field of communication in 2010 than they were in
2009.

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