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- The key hiring criteria used by journalism employers
- Austin, John; Cokley, John
- Hiring executives and newsroom managers at seven national journalism employers are surveyed to collect data on how decisions are made to employ new journalism staff, particularly those exiting tertiary undergraduate and graduate programs. The data show that so-called traditional journalism practice traits such as a candidate's ability to spell, parse and construct grammar correctly in Standard Australian English, the ability to take notes in shorthand, and even the ability to meet deadlines, are not ranked highly among employers' recruiting priorities, but have been supplemented and in some cases replaced by candidates' ability to satisfy employers' internal corporate requirements for workplace and task assignment flexibility, and risk minimisation.
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- Journal article
- Australian Studies in Journalism, no. 17 (Dec 2006), pp. 74-89
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- Employers; Entry pathways; Graduates; Hiring executives; Journalism; Junior journalists; Key hiring critera; News media; Newsroom managers; Recruitment; Recruitment environment; Selection criteria
- School of Journalism and Communication, University of Queensland
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- Copyright © 2006.