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University of Memphis: Ranked #3 Online PR Program


Online narrative shifting


If one positive thing came out of 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic, it was the expansion of the online world, specifically pertaining to business and education. Zoom flourished as an online platform that allowed businesses and schools to continue in a time where life itself slowed to a standstill. These factors were the straw that broke the camel’s back in a decade-long shift towards online academia (which can be explored extensively at EducationData.org).


What does this mean for UM?


Study.com has ranked the University of Memphis Public Relations program the number three Online PR program based on “accessibility, affordability, and several other factors from the U.S. Department of Education.” Considering 87% of current potential students use phones and tablets to research online programs (including me!), being ranked third in the nation is sure to give UM impressions among prospective applicants (educationdata.org)


Why is this important?


The University of Memphis Journalism and Strategic Media Department (JRSM) has a creative outlook for the future that depends on a bright crop of individuals. Our student-run strategic communications firm, Meeman 901 Strategies, has just expanded to include students with a Social Media Marketing minor and will continue to expand into other branches of the JRSM Department in the future. Follow Memphis JRSM and Meeman 901 Strategies to stay up to date on the department!


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