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GUTIERREZ-COBA, Liliana. Professional conditions and job satisfaction of Colombian journalists. Comun. soc [online]. 2020, vol.17, e7556.  Epub Jan 27, 2021. ISSN 0188-252X.

This article exposes labor characteristics of Colombian journalists, their satisfaction level with their work conditions, and associated sociodemographic variables. Through 300 surveys and 40 in-depth interviews, the results show a worsening of salary conditions in the last ten years but an improvement in hiring modalities. Journalists’ global job satisfaction perception is moderate, and there are extrinsic/intrinsic factors associated with that level of perception, such as the lack of training programs and promotion opportunities.

Keywords : Journalist; working conditions; job satisfaction; Colombia.

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