Newspaper recruits lowering literacy levels

Well, it makes me feel slightly better about my own failings when it comes to spelling and grammar, but I have to say I was pretty shocked by the news that the literacy levels of newspaper recruits is causing concern for media groups.

Another interesting discovery made as part of the investigation by Skillset is that the publishing industry is struggling to secure good recruits due to competition from games companies and other modern creative industries. The thing is, after hearing so many tales of doom and gloom concerning people’s prospects in the journalistic sphere it seems perfectly understandable that people are looking for other careers.

I’m sure few graduates would be tempted to take their education and plough it into an uncertain market – and that’s bad news if it’s good quality news we’re looking for in the future.

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