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Journalism: Career and Education Opportunities in West Virginia

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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West Virginia has a population of 1,819,777, which has grown by 0.63% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mountain State," West Virginia's capital and biggest city is Charleston. In 2008, there were a total of 934,944 jobs in West Virginia. The average annual income was $31,634 in 2008, up from $30,121 in 2007. The unemployment rate in West Virginia was 7.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.6% since the previous year. Approximately 14.8% of West Virginia residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in West Virginia include bituminous coal underground mining, plastics material manufacturing, and pipeline transportation. Notable tourist attractions include the P A Denny, the Robert C Byrd Health Sciences C of W Vrgna Unvrsty, and the Craik.


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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.