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1 Journalism: what to expect and how to get started David Ricketts

2 Journalism career so far… Hull University BA (Hons) English and American Studies, 2002-2005. Cardiff University Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism 2006-2007. Joined Financial Times Business in 2007 as reporter on Pensions Week. Ignites Europe in 2008 as reporter. Now associate editor.


4 UK national newspapers: Average sale for 2012 Source: ABC Print circulation on the decrease National dailies 2012 average 2011 average % change Daily Mirror 1,077,683 1,153,776 -6.60 Daily Record 273,688 301,501 -9.22 Daily Star 596,108 688,719 -13.45 The Sun 2,519,911 2,770,405 -9.04 Daily Express 561,273 621,075 -9.63 Daily Mail 1,920,801 2,044,347 -6.04 The Daily Telegraph 570,817 620,946 -8.07 Financial Times 298,070 354,926 -16.02 The Herald 45,493 48,569 -6.33 The Guardian 210,660 2 48,958 -15.38 i 279,309 183,978 51.82 The Independent 90,258 167,271 -46.04 The Scotsman 35,330 40,536 -12.84 The Times 400,238 436,729 -8.36 Racing Post 49,091 53,236 -7.78

5 First Telegraph redundancies revealed as title cuts 80 journalism jobs Daily Mail & General Trust cut more than 3,000 staff in the past four years

6 Jeremy Vine on the future of print journalism: Its very, very sad. My apologies to anyone whos in it and still thinks its a living profession. It isnt. Even journalism veterans have a negative outlook on the future:

7 Newspapers: £22,500 Television: £45,000 Radio: £35,000 Online: £35,000 Magazines: £27,500 - The survey found that the average salary for journalists aged under 24 was £17,500. - Around 83 per cent of new entrants into journalism did some form of work experience before getting a job. Of these placements, 92 per cent were unpaid and the average trainee had done seven weeks of work experience in total. Some, the survey said, had done as much as a year of unpaid work. - Only 3 % of journalists surveyed do not enjoy their job compared with 6 % in 2002. NCTJ Survey results: - The journalists' average week is 39.4 hours long compared to the UK average of 33.1 and 82 per cent said they think this is reasonable. - According to the survey, 63 per cent of journalists (up from 58 per cent in 2002) hold a journalism qualification – 73 per cent of those had an NCTJ-recognised qualification.

8 Employee Benefits Music Teacher Pulse British Journal of Midwifery Global Macro Trader The Mobile Network Global Macro Trader New Scientist ToyNews North West Business Insider The Publicans Morning Advertiser Computer Business Review Offshore Engineer Digital Labels & Packaging Financial News Architects' Choice PA Life ICIS Energy BrightMarket Funds Europe HFMWeek The Actuary EuroWeek Aviation Business Middle East Look beyond local newspapers for your first job: Architectural Technology Magazine Institutional Investor Food Processing Shares Computer News Middle East Lighting Journal Port Technology International The World Weekly Drapers Property Week Rail Professional Chemist+Druggist Which? Money Mobile News Investors Chronicle FAB Women in Business MoneyMaker Magazine

9 Email: Any questions? Twitter: @davidricketts

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