According to the American Journalism Review, a look
at the state of journalism education conducted each year by the University of
Georgia reported back in 2014 that enrollment in the journalism department was
down almost 10 percent at the University of Missouri from 2011 to 2013. Enrollment
was also down over 30 percent over a span of five years at Columbia College in Chicago,
and down nearly 20 percent over the same five-year span at Indiana University’s
journalism school. Due in part because to this downturn in enrollment, several colleges,
including Indiana University, have even had to combine their journalism,
communications, television/radio, film studies departments into one school—not unlike
what April Moss has had to do at Pike High School in Indianapolis. According to
the most recent statistics available, enrollment in the journalism department
at Indiana University-Bloomington had dropped 9 percent from 2015 to 2016.