Campus newspapers heroes during pandemic

MONDAY,  SEPT 21, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 25)
Student reading newspaper
(Washington Post)
Via Meg O’Neil
In New York, it was the Washington Square News that first reported a covid-19 outbreak in a college dorm. In Gainesville, Fla., the Alligator is the newspaper that has been painstakingly updating a map of local cases. And the Daily Gamecock alerted the public to the ways that University of South Carolina officials were withholding information about covid-19 clusters.
While the pandemic economy has devastated the local news business, there remains a cadre of small newspapers that are more energized than ever, producing essential work from the center of the nation’s newest coronavirus hot spots.
Those would be college newspapers, whose student journalists have been kept busy breaking news of campus outbreaks, pushing for transparency from administrators and publishing scathing editorials about controversial reopening plans.
JOURNALISM EDUCATION
(Honolulu Civil Beat)
Administrators at the University of Hawaii Manoa identified more than two dozen degree programs that could one day be cut as part of a broad reorganization meant to slash costs and realign goals to help drive the state’s economic recovery.
Many of the potential program cuts, affecting degrees in everything from microbiology to theater, were proposed in part due to dropping or stagnant enrollment in those programs. Some of the proposed cuts and reorganizations have gotten pushback from deans of the 18 schools and colleges at UH Manoa.
Eleven of UH Manoa’s schools and colleges house degree programs that may face cuts.
Baccalaureate programs in several languages, religion, journalism, and communications were identified.
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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)
I am dismayed, angered and saddened to see that University of Hawaii President David Lassner and UH-Manoa Provost Michael Bruno are proposing to cut… journalism… among other (programs)
It is during challenging, difficult down times throughout history that the arts have enlivened, rejuvenated and inspired people, giving them inspiration and hope to move forward…. Journalism is absolutely essential to keeping us informed and enlightened.
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(University of North Carolina Tar Heel)
As the fall application season for UNC’s undergraduate programs at professional schools comes to a close, three UNC faculty members shared their insight on changes to this year’s application process and advice for applicants.
Even with all the uncertainty for the future, Charlie Tuggle, the senior associate dean at the Hussman school (of journalism and media), said that the number of applications to the journalism school are almost identical to what they were last fall.
Tuggle said the strong sun students.
“We’re slogging through this thing together,” he said. “I think that’s part of what attracts people to our school.”
STUDENT POSTS
High School
(Harker HS – San Jose)
So you want to be a farmer?
Community College
(Las Positas)
University
(Cal Lutheran)

(CSU Northridge)
NEW ON ISSUU
Community College
Pierce Roundup  (Vol. 166  No. 1)
East Los Angeles Campus News   (Vol. 78  No. 1)
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Copyright 2020 by Rich Cameron

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