According to the American Journalism Review, a survey
of the scholastic journalism at the collegiate level, 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, and down nearly 20 percent over the same five-year
span at Indiana University’s journalism department. Partially because of this dip
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.