Experience Levels of Online Journalists

July 7th, 2008; 8:00 am by Ryan Thornburg

Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported the median age. (July 8, 1:16 p.m.)

In my survey of online journalists in North Carolina, I found that most have fewer than 10 years of experience in journalism.

The average years of experience was nearly 14, and the median was 10. But that’s because the years of experience ranged from one to 49.

The most frequent experience level was six years. Eleven percent of respondents reported they had done that much time in a newsroom.

Education Levels

  • At least an undergraduate degree: 82 percent:
  • Post-Graduate work: 19 percent
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One Response to “Experience Levels of Online Journalists”

  1. Aaron S. Veenstra Says:

    If the median is 15.5, then how is it possible that most have under 10?

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