The number of mainstream UK journalism jobs has shrunk by between 27 and 33 percent over the last decade to around 40,000, says University of Central Lancashire journalism researcher François Nel.
After surveying trade news sites, he found 9,500 journalism job losses were reported between January 2007 and June 2009 alone.
Conversely, the number of journalism university graduates has never been higher - 7,590 in 2008/09; that’s 0.60 percent of all UK graduates.
Nel: “The reality is that only a fraction of the many thousands of graduates from UK journalism courses will find a place in the mainstream industry.”
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