According to a Denver Post story appearing today, the University of Colorado is planning to close its School of Journalism & Mass Communication and develop a new communications program “that will better prepare students for the world of new media.” The department will be gradually phased out, rather than abruptly closed, so that students currently enrolled can finish their degrees. The closing of the Journalism School, which has given rise to many well-known names in Colorado and the national media, is just the latest in the many casualties brought about due to changes in technology – closing newspapers, declining “snail mail,” etc.
For more information on the Journalism School, see their official website, which includes information on current programs as well as alumni news. Or, for a history of the School’s programs, you can search in the college catalogs, available from our library dating back to 1979.
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