A Rewarding Career: What do UK journalists get paid?

1. Rewarding journalists

 
These have been bruising times for the media industry – for those who have been laid off, yes, but also for those who have stayed on.

Researchers at the School of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston surveying journalists to find out how you are being rewarded for your efforts.

We would appreciate it if you would complete the following questionnaire because your participation is important to the validity of the study.

Please be assured that your individual responses will remain anonymous and will only be reported as part of the group results. However, if you would like a summary of the survey findings, you can include your contact details at the end of the survey.

Your participation is voluntary and you may refuse to answer any question. The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete. By completing the survey, you indicate your consent to participate in the study.

Some of the items may appear to be redundant or to have very similar meaning but please go ahead and respond to each individual item.

If you have questions, or comments about the study, please contact the study leader François Nel at +44 (0)1772 894730, FPNel@uclan.ac.uk or @francoisnel .

And, of course, if you could pass this link along to other journalists, that would be very much appreciated.

Thank you.

François Nel
Director: Journalism Leaders Programme
School of Journalism, Media and Communication
UCLAN, Preston
1. What type of newsroom are you working for?
2. What kind of employment contract do you have?
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3. Which of the following best describes your job title?
4. How many years have you been a journalist?
5. Your gender?
We would like to know about how you are rewarded for your efforts.
6. What would be your fulltime equivalent salary per year? (Please see Question below about hourly rates, if relevant)
7. If you receive any additional benefits, please give an indication of what those are.
8. Freelances: If you have an hourly contract, please let us know how much you are paid per hour.
If you get paid per output, please add details below.
9. What is your highest level of education? (Click all that apply)
10. What specific journalism qualifications do you have? (Click all that apply)
11. Please tell us how you feel about journalism.
Not at all Definitely
I consider journalism a “calling”
Journalism defines who I am
Journalism is just a job for me
I am proud to tell people I am a journalist
Journalism is a satisfying profession
Being a journalist is no different from other professions
I have a passion for journalism
Being a journalist is a noble profession
12. Do you expect to retire as a journalist?
13. Please mark the item that best describes your career plans. If you plan a portfolio career, please use the space below to provide additional detail:
14. If you are returning to studying or intend to receive training in another field, what profession will you pursue?
15. Knowing what you know now, would you still have become a journalist?
16. What do you see as the future of news media organisations?
17. What worries you the most about your future?
Increasing social and ethnic diversity in British newsrooms is an industry goal.

We are interested in seeing to what extent the staff renumeration is effecting these activities and would appreciate your responses to the following sensitive questions.
18. How old are you?
19. Are you married or living with a long-term partner?
20. If you have a partner, does your spouse work at a fulltime job?
21. Do you have children living at home?
22. Which of the following best describes your race? (As described in the UK census)
23. What best describes you sexuality?
24. Which best describes your social class background?
Thank you very much for contributing to this study!
25. If you would like a summary of the findings, please add your contact details below.
26. If you have any additional comments about the issue, or questions about the project, please use the space below to let us know. Thank you.
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