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Higher Ed in the News

CU plans to close current school of journalism

August 25, 2010

The University of Colorado is moving toward closing its current school of journalism and mass communications with plans to create a new program that will better prepare students for the world of new media.

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano announced CU would form a committee to make recommendations on how to continue journalism education to ensure that course and degree offerings meet the needs of a rapidly changing global society.

Faculty were notified Wednesday morning in a closed door meeting the process of shuttering the school of journalism in its current form will now begin. Current students will be able to complete their degrees.

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