A National Survey of Demographics Composition of Kenyan Journalists

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dc.contributor.author Ireri, Kioko
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-19T09:40:30Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-19T09:40:30Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 1350-5084
dc.identifier.issn 1461-7323
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/1383
dc.description A journal article by Kioko Ireri, lecturer at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, USIU-A en_US
dc.description.abstract This national survey conducted in 2012–2013 (N = 504) examines demographic characteristics of the Kenyan journalists. Findings indicate that the typical Kenyan journalist is male (66%), married (57%), and in his mid-30s (M = 34 years). He tends to have a Bachelor’s degree (46%) and has received college-level training in journalism or communication (91%). However, when it comes to majoring in journalism or communication, most of the journalists were trained at the level of associate degree (45%), followed by Bachelor’s degree (38.5%) and Master’s degree (13.6%). Thirty-three percent of the Kenyan journalists work in daily newspapers, with 73 percent of them employed on full-time basis. In ethnic grouping, about a quarter (24.9%) of Kenyan news people belong to the Kikuyu tribe, followed by Luhya tribe (20%). The results also indicate that the majority of the journalists are from the Rift Valley province (21.4%) – Kenya’s largest administrative unit – followed by Western (19.5%) and Central (15.5%). By religion affiliation, 62.3 percent of the journalists are Protestants and 22.5 percent Roman Catholic. While the majority of the Kenyan journalists (22%) fall in the monthly salary bracket of $375–$625, a significant number of them (17%) earn less than $375 a month. en_US
dc.publisher Sage en_US
dc.subject Demographics en_US
dc.subject Journalists en_US
dc.subject Journalists’ survey en_US
dc.subject Kenya en_US
dc.subject Kenyan journalists en_US
dc.subject Survey research en_US
dc.title A National Survey of Demographics Composition of Kenyan Journalists en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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