J3.5 Millennials in Broadcast Meteorology

Thursday, 11 June 2015: 2:30 PM
304 (Raleigh Convention Center)
Tom Meiners, WBBJ-TV, Jackson, TN; and C. M. Lusuriello
Manuscript (2.0 MB)

The American Meteorological Society recently surveyed its membership near the end of 2014 with a focus on three things: the value of AMS membership and services, the work experiences of AMS members, and the demographics of members in the society. The survey was conducted by the Statistical Research Center (SRC) of the American Institute of Physics (AIP). If members did not immediately respond to the survey, the American Institute of Physics sent out four emails as reminders for members to participate before the survey closed.

The focus of this presentation is to observe the changes in the demographics of the society over time - specifically, in the age of broadcast meteorologist respondents, compared to data previously published in the 2005, 1999, 1993, and 1990 surveys. Our investigation has an explicit interest in how the AMS-specific population of broadcast meteorologists under 30 years of age has recently changed, paralleled with the recent growth or decay of broadcast meteorologist college programs across the United States.

From the most recent survey of all respondents that fell under the category of ‘broadcast meteorologist', only 367 members responded to the question regarding their age. In 2005, 551 members responded to the same question in the survey.dified by on 2-8-2015-->

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