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A University of Missouri report says the journalism school’s average starting salary of $31,800 is the lowest of all university departments. (Business is the highest, at $40,900.) The overall placement rate for j-school grads is 67% — third from the bottom, but an improvement from previous years.

UPDATE: Mizzou’s $31,800 figure is higher than the national average, according to the annual University of Georgia journalism school survey. It reported the median starting salary for j-grads nationwide was $29,600.
* Journalists are poor and the sky is blue, but we’re getting better. (jschoolbuzz.com)
* Journalists are revealing their starting salaries on my Facebook page. (facebook.com)
* Job market for journalism grads shows improvement. (jimromenesko.com)

More links:
* Cartoon nudity gets The New Yorker temporarily banned on Facebook. (newyorker.com)
* Boston Globe’s Joan Vennochi returns to work after a two-week suspension for lifting from a WBUR piece. (dankennedy.net) | (Earlier on jimromenesko.com)
* Today’s New York Times 9/11 coverage is “modest.” (nytimes.com)
* How a 19-year-old student became one of the hottest political photographers in the country. (niemanlab.org)
* Andrew DeVigal — “the brains behind the New York Times’ multimedia operation” — is leaving journalism. (apple.copydesk.org)
* What j-school profs wish they’d read and listened to before starting out. (cjr.org)
* Contract talks start up again at the New York Times. (observer.com)
* Lifestyle magazines get serious about presidential election coverage. (adweek.com)
* Katie Couric tries to prove to her audience that she’s one of them. (nytimes.com) | Don’t expect any “gotcha” moments on “Katie.” (capitalnewyork.com)
* Michael Wolff on JRC: Why Chapter 11 comes before “digital first.” (guardian.co.uk)
* Police departments gather in Richmond to learn how to get their story out via social media. (timesdispatch.com)

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