Thursday, June 11, 2009
J-Students Are Getting Jobs...Little Bastards
According to this little piece of art, not only is enrollment in J-school up, but all the little jerks who just graduated are getting jobs!
Mind you, I'm only out of college for a year but a few things annoyed me about this article.
1. Of course the money whores at Columbia are getting jobs. IT'S COLUMBIA.
2. CUNY is lying.
3. How many of these students are getting benefits?
4. "you can be sure that some of the companies that are letting go well-paid editors and writers in their 40s and 50s are quietly stocking up on fresh j-school grads whose lack of real-word experience is at least partly made up for by their effortless fluency in the ways of the web -- and their willingness to work for $35,000 a year."
> $35,000 a year? I want to know who is making that money as a journalist out of college and I want to know now. Because FOX News pays $12/hr and Viacom pays $15/hr. Which means you are so not hitting that $35,000 mark.
So if the recent college grads are getting journalism jobs, that's cool. But just so you know I hate you. A lot.