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Spain: One of every four journalists is without a job

Spain: One of every four journalists is without a job

At least 25 percent of Spanish journalists have lost their jobs and 66 percent have seen their paychecks reduced because of the economic crisis, according to 2010 Annual Report of the Journalistic Profession published today by the Press Association of Madrid, Europa Press revealed.

When compared with 2009 results, the report shows an increase in the number of journalists who are not working from 5,155 to 5.564, out of which 66 percent are women, informed. Furthermore, the average salary is €30,000 down from €35,000 six months ago.

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"The epidemic that is affecting the profession is unprecedented," said the President of the Press Association Fernando Gonzalez Urbaneja, adding there is "a mismatch between the college and the labor market."

The report pointed out that there are 72,292 journalists in Spain but only 30,000 available jobs, PRNoticias revealed. In 2010, 2.906 people graduated from journalism school and over 3,000 are expected to do so in 2011.


Clara Mart


2010-12-14 23:22

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