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  • James BECKMAN

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    (University of Applied Sciences, Fulda)

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    Today many journalists are concerned personally with the matter of adequate employment after years of education and sometimes even experience. The demise of the “Big City†press in most American cities has been joined by new technologies to create a “perfect storm of threat AND opportunity. Using some ideas from the economist Josef Schumpeter, and making comparisons with the American academic job market, we consider options both within and outside traditional journalism. It is apparent that journalists with “get up and goâ€â€” Schumpeter’s entrepreneurs—will find a exciting world in which they should be able to apply themselves. The additional challenge will probably be that entrepreneurship is not a one time event, but an approach to life which may yield a number of job descriptions over the decades of one’s life.

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    Article provided by University of Bucharest, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies – Universitatea din Bucuresti, Facultatea de Jurnalism si Stiintele Comunicarii in its journal Romanian Journal of Journalism and Communication.

    Volume (Year): (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 39-43

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    Handle: RePEc:foj:journl:y:2011:i:4:p:39-43

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    Keywords: Employability of journalists; new media; profitability of new media;

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