Why do you think the relationship between Public Relations Practitioners and Journalists is the way that it exists today when the first PR Practitioners were those who had careers in journalism?
I do not think you can succeed in the PR world without a sense of some sort of journalism experience. Journalism plays a huge role in public relations. Without it you would not be proficient in telling/selling your product through print. In PR you do not always have the ability to communicate with someone one on one so it is so important to have that ability to communicate with someone through print as well.