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Survey Finds a ‘Golden Age’ of Education Journalism

The typical education journalist in the United States is female, makes $55,000 a year, works for a newspaper and/or an online news outlet, is satisfied with her job and views the beat as prestigious, and is optimistic about the future of the field.

Those conclusions are drawn from a survey of 400 education journalists—defined as reporters and editors, whether full-time, part-time, or freelance, who work for independent news organizations—commissioned by the Education Writers Association and released Sunday at the group’s annual conference here.