Reporters and Correspondents (27-3022)

Occupation description:  Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation. Report and write stories for newspaper, news magazine, radio, or television. Excludes Broadcast News Analysts (27-3021).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 133114 -14.30 44
United States 49,30045,100 -8.50 1,5901,590

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 23.9310.6313.43 18.1828.8741.64
Alaska 30.1215.7717.19 20.0629.4445.46
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area **17.19 *29.44*

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
17838 21.328.8 21.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation35
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation8
UI claimants previously working in occupation9
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 78
Number of job position postings 20
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.9

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Journalism & Public Comm Bac

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Journalism Bac