Date

8-2015

Degree Name

BS in Journalism

Department

Journalism Department

Advisor(s)

Dan Eller

Abstract

ABSTRACT

This study demonstrates the importance and best practices associated with the challenges graduates face when trying to find their first job in television broadcasting. It analyzes what the literature states on this subject and takes a closer look at what hiring experts in two designated market areas say on the matter. This study will provide insight for graduates as they transition from the classroom to the newsroom. Graduates of journalism programs are facing a unique set of challenges because of the transition taking place in newsrooms across the country from a traditional style of news reporting to a multimedia journalist style. The added circumstances of a recent recession, a down-sizing of the industry and rapidly changing technology are all issues that the study investigates. This study not only investigates the challenges facing students when trying to gain employment in broadcast television it also provides insight as to how to successfully face those challenges.

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