First Amendment Update: Contrived classes?
Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 17:03
The San Matean is continuing with First Amendment updates, reporting on an ongoing dispute with the administration regarding the future of its newspaper and website.
The San Matean plans to meet with James Carranza, Academic Senate President, to discuss the restructuring of the Digital Media Program and the creation of DGME 101: Writing Across the Media and DGME 102: Mass Media Law and Ethics.
The San Matean is concerned with the creation of these classes and the enforcement of them into journalism adviser Ed Remitz’s Faculty Service Areas. The newspaper is also interested to discover what these classes mean for the future of the journalism program.
The San Matean is investigating why these courses were created because if DGME 101 is redundant with newswriting, as it says in the Program Improvement and Viability report, enforcing these classes in these FSAs could potentially pave the way for the elimination of the journalism program.
The paper is questioning why DGME 102 was created when it does not transfer for journalism to four-year colleges and universities.
The San Matean will continue to investigate this issue.
The San Matean will continue to publish its newspaper and website under the current Digital Media Program. The latest updates can be found on our website, www.sanmatean.com.