• Careers and Employment Outlook

    Journalists gather, interpret and disseminate news for a wide audience. They are keen observers and develop investigative skills in addition to writing accurately and concisely. Broadcast journalists hone their speaking and presentation abilities, while photojournalists use cameras to present news visually. A new field of journalism is evolving to meet the needs of the Internet and wireless communication devices.

    Employment Outlook for Journalists
    Employment of news analysts, reporters, and correspondents is expected to grow 2 percent between 2006 and 2016, which is considered to be little or no change in employment. Many factors will contribute to the limited job growth in this occupation. Consolidation and convergence should continue in the publishing and broadcasting industries. As a result, companies will be better able to allocate their news analysts, reporters, and correspondents to cover news stories. Constantly improving technology also is allowing workers to do their jobs more efficiently, another factor that will limit the number of workers needed to cover a story or certain type of news. However, the continued demand for news will create some job opportunities. Job openings also will result from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently; some news analysts, reporters, and correspondents find the work too stressful and hectic or do not like the lifestyle, and transfer to other occupations.

  • Contact Information

    Communications, Languages, and Reading
    101 Baldwin Blvd.
    Corpus Christi, TX 78404
    (361) 698-1534