Professional development

The fiscal crisis along with the development of digital media, the decline of the newspapers and the low growth of advertising expenditure has heavily affected the world of Greek journalism resulting in high unemployment rates, hefty reductions in salaries and pensions. Today, journalism has become an insecure, underpaid profession, while in many instances the media enterprises delay the payment of their media people up to 5 months, making Greek journalists not able to make a living. Should the crisis and the austerity continue, it is uncertain whether there will be Greek media or Greek journalists at all! Thus, questions about professional development might become redundant in the case of Greece.