Posted by Stephanie Gaub
The Southern Institute of Technology has just announced that it’s dropping its journalism program after 16 years, saying it is unlikely that the program will ever return to their campus. SIT is one of many schools experiencing declining interest in the field of journalism.
According to a study done by the University of Georgia in 2014, enrollment at Columbia College Chicago and Indiana University-Bloomington has been falling in recent years as well.
Kaua‘i Community College in Hawaii announced today that it will be shutting down it’s student newspaper at the end of this semester, after more than 30 years of production.
With so many schools struggling we are faced with a difficult question. What is the future of college journalism programs?