IFJ Global Youth Survey
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) launched a global survey to assess the changing nature of employment in the media sector as well as unions & associations' strategies in terms of services to and recruitment of future generations of journalists. This is a first attempt to conduct a global survey. The survey takes 30 minutes but provides crucial information about the status of journalists, journalists unions and the underlying trends affecting the profession. All IFJ members are called to respond to the survey. Results of the survey will be introduced at the IFJ World Congress in Angers, June 2016 and will help the IFJ meet the changing needs and priorities of their members. “The IFJ is concerned about how the revolution in the media industry is decimating newsrooms, traditional employment practices and working conditions. It is particularly worried that the work of young journalists and their expected career paths is often radically different from that of previous generations. This ultimately makes the challenge of organising, recruiting and supporting them much more difficult. The IFJ believes that, to remain relevant, journalists’ unions need to keep pace with the change in the industry and adapt strategies and services to the needs of new generations of journalists and media workers,” explained Anthony Bellanger, IFJ General Secretary. Deadline for completing surveys is Friday 18th December.