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May 07, 2007

Lake Woebegon


The research shows:
· Nearly half of all UK journalists earn less than the national average wage of £26,151.

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Which must mean they are doing better than the typical person, as quite a bit more than half earn less than the national average wage.

Posted by: Matthew | May 7, 2007 1:38:45 PM

My last wage in a call centre was £13, 950 - and that was high incomparison to many others.

Posted by: Martin | May 7, 2007 1:55:23 PM

There are a lot of journalists on a good deal more than £26k. That also means there are many earning less. Local papers pay appalling salaries and expect long working hours. I think it's a similar situation with actors... a few who are paid incredibly well and many who earn very little. It's the nature of the profession. Of course there are some very big earners... bloggers, most of them :-)

Posted by: MarkS | May 7, 2007 2:02:31 PM


Posted by: DocBud | May 7, 2007 2:08:01 PM

I'm surprised it's that high, given how desparate some people are to become journalists.

Posted by: Mark Wadsworth | May 7, 2007 3:06:39 PM

"desperate", sorry.

Posted by: Mark Wadsworth | May 7, 2007 3:08:09 PM

Without more information, that is a completely meaningless statement.

Was it written by a jounalist, by any chance?


Posted by: Matt Wardman | May 7, 2007 3:19:18 PM

So Polly will argue strongly for redistributing her salary to the toiling journalistic masses. Yeah, yeah.

Posted by: dearieme | May 7, 2007 5:33:59 PM