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Journalism: Career and Education Opportunities in Idaho

Journalism: Journalists seek out and report on the news of the day. In print, broadcast and online, their work is aimed at informing us all about the events in the world that effect our lives.

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Idaho has a population of 1,545,801, which has grown by 19.46% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Gem State," Idaho's capital and biggest city is Boise. In 2008, there were a total of 939,793 jobs in Idaho. The average annual income was $32,994 in 2008, up from $32,837 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Idaho was 8.0% in 2009, which has grown by 3.1% since the previous year. Roughly 21.7% of Idaho residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Idaho include semiconductor electronic component manufacturing, fruit preserving food manufacturing, and frozen food manufacturing.


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Reporters collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Reporters need to write well. They also need to read and understand what has been read.