Journalism Minus


The University of Colorado’s board of regents may vote this week on whether or not to close the university’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication. According to an article by Brittany Anas in the Boulder Daily Camera:

University of Colorado President Bruce Benson is recommending that the traditional journalism school on the Boulder campus be shut down but that CU continue to allow students to earn a degree in journalism — as long as it’s coupled with another major.

Benson’s recommendation is consistent with the “Journalism Plus” plan that campus leaders have recommended.

Some regents said they weren’t sure how they planned to vote on the proposal yet, saying they needed more information.

In February the Colorado chancellor recommended closing the undergraduate journalism school but said that students could still earn journalism degrees as part of a double major. The euphemism he used to describe this plan was “journalism plus.”

The school of journalism has been a separate school at Colorado since 1962.

Shutting down the journalism program would save the University of Colorado about $500,000 a year. [Image via]

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer