PR specialists will replace reporters, Yahoo says

Journalism is on the way out, the article states, while PR is ever expanding as social media grows.

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Journalism’s long, slow death knell continues.

A recent feature on Yahoo Education lists journalism as an “endangered career.” Its replacement is good news for PR pros.

Public relations jobs are expected to jump 23 percent from 2010-2020, while journalism jobs are expected to fall eight percent. Yahoo contends that PR specialists will replace reporters sometime in the near future.

Nick Gidwani, founder of online education site SkilledUp, explained the trend to Yahoo:

The raw proliferation of media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Reddit, in addition to the typical news outlets, has made the job of the PR specialist that much more difficult. As a result, PR is one area that is really growing.

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