Public relations specialists make nearly $20,000 more per year than journalists. And while public relations is a growing field, the number of reporters is shrinking. In fact, there are now roughly five public relations specialists for every reporter. Those are major findings from the Pew Research Center, which analyzed figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The bright spot for college journalism programs is that those public relations specialists should at least get some journalism training if they want to be at the top of their game.