A recent study by researchers at the University of Georgia showed that journalism grads don’t read newspapers, magazines, or books. That would explain why journalists are now allegedly plagiarizing articles from Cracked.com.
Acccording to the Washington Examiner, the study said that most journalism students now get their information from other sources like digital news and social media. Which is great for us because as we all know, social media is such a reliable source for the news. I can’t wait to read news articles citing Facebook as a credible source.
The study also said that, “Only about a third of the journalism and mass communication bachelor’s degree recipients in 2012 reported they had read a newspaper the day before completing the survey, the lowest figure since the question was first posed in 1994.”
So why would students even decide to go into journalism in the first place? Are they in it for the money? Because if they are, they’re in for a huge surprise in the form of a $32,000 a year salary. And that’s if you’re an actual journalist. If you’re a blogger, well, you may to consider trying your hand at dumpster diving.