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Colorado regents vote to close J-school

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Read more: CU regents vote 5-4 to close Boulder campus journalism school - Boulder Daily Camera http://www.dailycamera.com/news/ci_17845940#ixzz1JXKwB5jV
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Coverage of the vegetarian and vegan movement will never recover.
  3. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    I know I'm a CSU grad, but I can shine more light on this when I'm not on my phone.
  4. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    From the article in the Daily Camera, the main beef from those with advisory roles is the program just hasn't adapted to the digital age.

    While I didn't learn too much from the print aspect of my undergraduate studies, I did have to take a couple of digital media classes. In the intro class, we had to work in small teams to make a short film. We had to learn the nuts and bolts of video and audio editing, proper shooting techniques and establishing a workflow.

    That class was a prerequisite to the broadcast journalism classes where we had to produce packages for the campus newscast.

    Unless CU required journalism majors to learn to write, paginate, produce audio, video and photo packages, and learn Web tools, it wasn't doing the job in educating students.
  5. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Also, the philosophy department is no longer adaquately preparing kids for the workforce. SHUT IT DOWN!
  6. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    I got very little audio/photo/video training out of my undergrad years as a strictly j-school kid. Granted, that was by choice and the program has served me well in the long run, but I would have been better off getting a double major or minor in journalism.
  7. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Well-Known Member

  8. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    When I was in J-School, I constantly heard some statistic that the number of Journalism students was going up every year by a pretty decent rate. If this is a way to limit that, I see there could be an upside.

    That said I was very disillusioned with the way my J-School operated. Lots of talking about digital media, audio, web, and video. But when push came to shove there was not NEAR enough emphasis on that or real-world experience.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Rick Reilly's alma mater closes the J-school.

  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Didn't they vacate his participation?
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    They took him out of the media guide.
  12. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Yes, CU fans hate him because he thinks aloud like a good columnist should. Damn you Rick, for not riding you alma mater's balls at all times.
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