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Journalism: Career and Education Opportunities in Louisiana

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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Louisiana has a population of 4,492,076, which has grown by 0.52% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Pelican State," its capital is Baton Rouge, though its largest city is New Orleans. In 2008, there were a total of 2,576,960 jobs in Louisiana. The average annual income was $36,091 in 2008, up from $35,340 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Louisiana was 6.8% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. Roughly 18.7% of Louisiana residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Louisiana include petroleum products manufacturing, petroleum refineries, and basic chemical manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Longue Vue House & Gardens, the Reverend Zombies House of Voodoo, and the Louisiana Children's Museum.

CITIES WITH Journalism OPPORTUNITIES IN Louisiana


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CAREERS WITHIN Journalism

Reporter

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.