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Industry Outlook

The overall outlook for employment in media and communication is fair, with the Department of Labor predicting 4 percent growth through 2024. Job growth will vary depending on the nature of the work and the industry. Employment in some areas is expected to decline at broadcast companies and publishers due to increased online content and diminished newspaper circulations and advertising revenues. News organizations will also consolidate to share resources and staff, which may mean the need for fewer workers. Broadcast news analysts will take the biggest hit, with 13 percent decline in employment predicted in the coming years. Reporters and correspondents will have 8 percent decline in employment through 2024. Multimedia journalism, on the other hand, is expected to continue growing and will offer more employment opportunities for those with knowledge of recording and editing pieces for various media platforms. There may also be more job opportunities with local newspapers and TV and radio stations as opposed to large broadcast networks, where competition among job applicants is typically fierce.

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