What a Pulitzer winner leaving journalism over money means for PR

If the best of the best journalists are jumping ship, that means the pool of capable, talented reporters with whom PR pros can work is shrinking.

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If you’ve ever worked as a print journalist of any sort, the Pulitzer Prize has likely crossed your mind in some capacity. Maybe it was even a dream of yours to win it.

Rob Kuznia realized that dream. For his work with The Daily Breeze, Kuznia, along with Rebecca Kimitch and Frank Suraci, won this year’s coveted Pulitzer Prize for local reporting.

But Kuznia no longer works for The Daily Breeze. He works in public relations. According to LA Observed, Kuznia works in the communications department of The University of Southern California Shoah Foundation. His reason? LA Observed reporter Kevin Roderick explains:

I spoke with him this afternoon and he admitted to a twinge of regret at no longer being a journalist, but he said it was too difficult to make ends meet on his newspaper salary while renting in the LA area.

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