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Are all those "fake news" journalists happy in their job? I'm not!

I'm still waiting for my Pulitzer. Meanwhile, I need a vacation.

Journalists Sense Turmoil in Their Industry Amid Continued Passion for Their Work

77% would choose their career all over again, though 57% are highly concerned about future restrictions on press freedom


From the economic upheaval of the digital age to the rise of political polarization and the COVID-19 pandemic, journalism in America has been in a state of turmoil for decades. While U.S. journalists recognize the many challenges facing their industry, they continue to express a high degree of satisfaction and fulfillment in their jobs, according to an extensive new Pew Research Center survey of nearly 12,000 working U.S.-based journalists.

Seven-in-ten journalists surveyed say they are “very” or “somewhat” satisfied with their job, and an identical share say they often feel excited about their work. Even larger majorities say they are either “extremely” or “very” proud of their work – and that if they had to do it all over again, they would still pursue a career in the news industry. About half of journalists say their job has a positive impact on their emotional well-being, higher than the 34% who say it is bad for their emotional well-being.

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