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PR Augur? Journalism Enrollments Dropping
By: Doug Bedell
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Another sign of what PR's future setting may be like — less reliant on the news media — comes from an American Journalism Review report that journalism school enrollments have fallen for two years in a row. "Researchers," says the piece, "don't have enough data to know if this represents the start of a trend, but they think the recent declines may have been triggered by negative publicity about layoffs in the news industry."

Such news understandably sets parents and young people to wondering about where to invest in the future. These tides are noted in a study by the University of Georgia.

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About the Author
Doug Bedell has a background in journalism and PR and is the owner of Resource Relations LLC in Central PA, focusing on organizational and crisis communication. He’s the community manager of SimplyFair.net, a social network on fairness. On the Web, Doug’s at www.ResourceRelations.com. On Twitter, he’s @DougBeetle.
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