European Federation of Journalists

IFJ Global Youth Survey

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has launched an global survey for journalists unions & associations aiming to get a better overview of the changing nature of employment in the Media Sector and the unions & associations strategies to respond and adapt their services and recruit 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 the EFJ members are called to respond to the survey.  Please find it HERE.

The results of the survey will be presented at the IFJ’s 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 organizing, 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.