June 1, 2009

Binge drinking in media and publishing

Last week, the Independent reported that (in Britain), media and publishing employees have the highest rates of binge drinking. I'd definitely be interested in seeing how this study played out in the United States. I'd also be interested in seeing the breakdowns based on television, radio, internet, and book publishing. Is one group higher than the other? My guess is that television might be the most stressful, especially in terms of 24-hour news networks. Internet publishing is probably also high-stress as well. But also, I wonder what book publishing might look like - is binge drinking high because the profession is so stressful? Or because the book industry appears to be struggling?

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