By paulgillin | August 1, 2007 - 6:39 pm - Posted in Journalism

From a story in Editor & Publisher:

Just 13% of the 1,100 U.S. adults surveyed in June and July said the occupation of journalist had “very great prestige,” while 16% said it had “hardly any prestige at all.” The plurality of respondents, 47%, grudging conceded there was “some prestige” in being a journalist. Contrast that to America’s most prestigious occupation, firefighter. Fully 61% of those surveyed said that job had “very great prestige.”

I guess journos have a reputation for starting fires, but these days people are more interested in putting them out. Thanks, Jayson Blair!

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