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Journalism: Career and Education Opportunities in Kentucky

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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Kentucky has a population of 4,314,113, which has grown by 6.74% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Bluegrass State," its capital is Frankfort, though its biggest city is Lexington-Fayette. In 2008, there were a total of 2,442,252 jobs in Kentucky. The average annual income was $31,936 in 2008, up from $31,060 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Kentucky was 10.5% in 2009, which has grown by 3.9% since the previous year. About 17.1% of Kentucky residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Kentucky include tobacco product merchant wholesalers, alumina production, and couriers.


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News Analyst

News Analysts analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources. News Analysts need to write well. They also need to read and understand what has been read.

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.