Study reveals journalists' pay crappier than ever, surprising not one single journalist

Regret was up? It increased from 26.7% of respondents to 26.8%, and has been pretty flat for the last 10 years. The study also only shows that salaries fell by $5k for those in magazines (and I’m not sure if there’s a difference between “magazines” and “consumer magazines”), with the overall average inflation-adjusted salary actually holding pretty steady since 1985: those with bachelors degrees are actually making very slightly more than in 1987, which hardly supports the headline that “journalists’ pay [is] crappier than ever.”

I actually wonder if, adjusted for quality, journalist pay hasn’t actually increased, especially considering the relatively high salaries reported by those working on the internet.

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