Here is an interesting article from Forbes today.
New Forecast: Media Spending Growing Faster Than GDP
It looks like the economic prospects for the communication sector are "bright and getting brighter."
Digital distribution seems to be driving all the sectors up. Except publishing, print (paper) publishing of all types is still down and dropping.
Here is another positive bit of information for all of us in the Communication department:
"It’s also proving to be a huge boon for the public relations industry. After pure-play internet and mobile, PR is the fastest-growing segment, with spending set to jump 14.6% this year. That has everything to do with the fact that every company now has to have a social media presence and and interface with its consumers over the web."