New Report Shows Young Reporters Feel Overworked

A new reports show 75 percent of young reporters feel overworked.

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The sorry financial state of the media, especially among newspapers, which demand high productivity with little or no added pay, is burning out younger reporters, copy editors, and page designers. The scholarly report Journalism reveals that 75 percent of reporters and editors ages 34 and younger, while proud of their work, “express intentions to leave” the field, in part because they feel overworked. “With high levels of cynicism and climbing rates of exhaustion, journalists are moving closer to reaching burnout,” says the report.


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