REPORT: Finnish journalism students aim for magazines


Finnish journalism students would like to find employment in the magazine industry, finds a study conducted at the University of Tampere, Finland. According to the researcher, Jenni Mäenpää, nearly a quarter of students said writing for a magazine was their preferred occupation. The study is a part of an international comparative survey, Journalism Students Across the Globe.

According to Mäenpää, the students’ preference to magazines as employers reflects the ailing state of Finland’s traditionally strong newspaper industry. Magazine genres may also be seen as more fluid, and thus able to fulfill the students’ aspirations of self-expression, Mäenpää suggests.

The report can be read online from the University’s website (in Finnish).

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