Is News Anchor Barbie who we need to recruit students into college journalism programs?

How will the decline of jobs in the media impact the enrollment in college journalism programs?

That was a discussion topic last month at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in Denver.

Just in time to save a possible decline in enrollment is News Anchor Barbie from Mattel. (Thanks to a post on Boing Boing to alert me to this important product announcement.)

According to Mattel:

Barbie® I Can Be…™ dolls and accessories empower girls to play out different roles and “try on” fabulous careers, including news anchor, the first Barbie® profession chosen by global vote. Wearing a posh pink suit with black accents and carrying a B News folder, camera and microphone, this savvy journalist reports up-to-the-minute news in signature Barbie® style. The inspiring set also comes with a special code that unlocks career-themed content online, for even more digital play!

TV News Anchor Barbie comes with a camera but not with a camera operator. Where’s Ken?

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