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College papers should not be run by the school, duh. They should get free rent and electricity, and the right to put boxes or bundles around the school. Otherwise, they should be run like any other business, with advertising. "Stipends" and "credits" and "faculty advisors" are just fucked up.

Posted by yer all grownup now | September 9, 2008 5:17 PM

Cutting the journalism program? No big loss. But no campus paper sucks. Hopefully somebody is inspired to build a replacement online. If somebody from SCCC wants to talk about how to get something going, drop me a note -- jseattle at gmail.

Posted by jseattle | September 9, 2008 7:20 PM

That is so disappointing. No one seems to respect journalism, true journalism. I earned a degree in it because I love the field. To my horror, I can't believe that people don't know who Edward R Murrow was.

The infestation of blogs, gossip news sites and CNN's appallingly offensive "Citizen Journalism" (has any one heard of "Citizen Doctor" or "Citizen Lawyer?) is a sad sign of the times because everyone thinks they are journalists. They are lowering the standards of writing and deteriorating the essence on which it is based.

I will continue to write and uphold those standards and seek out those who do respect this profession.

Posted by CommonKnowledge | September 9, 2008 9:05 PM

Ah #3 is offended that journalism isn't state-regulated like medicine or law. Looks like she/he learned a lot getting that journalism degree.

Posted by jrrrl | September 9, 2008 10:46 PM

Regardless of the state of print journalism, there is still plenty of room for journalism training: reporting, cultivating sources, writing, editing, etc.

The final destination -- paper, pixels, etc. -- doesn't change the basic tools of writing and reporting.

Posted by rjh | September 10, 2008 11:48 AM

Regarding #4 comment on #3:I don't think he/she's saying that at all, but pointing out that journalism is a profession with standards and ethics, like law or medicine. Just calling oneself a journalist doesn't make you one. Journalists have responsibilities to the public that they serve, like attorneys or physicians.

What a jackass comment.

Regarding the piece on the Collegian,Wyman did the right thing, and the student body will not stand for this.

Posted by jtd | September 12, 2008 7:26 AM

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