The Economist points out an odd ommission from press coverage of Alan Milburn’s report on the lack of social mobility in the UK: the fact that journalism has become one of the least mobile of all the professions.
Journalists born in 1958 came from families earning 5.5% more than the national average; in 1970, their parents earned 42.4% more.
And it’s the only one where the proportion of top professionals going to private school has risen.
Of course, I knew that. After all, I listen to Radio Four.