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Journalism: Career and Education Opportunities in Maine

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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Maine has a population of 1,318,301, which has grown by 3.40% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Pine Tree State," its capital is Augusta, though its biggest city is Portland. In 2008, there were a total of 840,874 jobs in Maine. The average annual income was $36,368 in 2008, up from $35,028 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Maine was 8.0% in 2009, which has grown by 2.7% since the previous year. Approximately 22.9% of Maine residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Maine include paper manufacturing, pulp, paper, and paperboard mills, and direct selling establishments. Notable tourist attractions include the Maine Womens Chistian Temperance Union, the Tate House Museum, and the Portland Harbor Museum.


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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.