Published: Monday, May 28, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 02:05
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.
As there is a newly implemented honors program at CSM, the publications adviser, Ed Remitz sought and succeeded to integrate the DGME 260: Newswriting, DGME 261: Advanced Newswriting and DGME 265: Online and Print Newspaper Production into the program.The new program, which will be implemented this fall, requires students to have earned at least a 3.2 GPA for continuing students, and a 3.5 GPA for students out of high school. Honors project students are also required to become active at the CSM campus, by completing community service and joining at least one club concurrently with their time in the honors program.
Since students of the journalism program are often involved in community events, such as high school journalism outreach and as journalists, serve the public by providing fair and balanced news coverage of the college and district.
The San Matean hopes that the alignment with the new program will boost its enrollment numbers, which have been a major concern. Students seeking honors credit will be able to take advantage of the expanded program while exploring journalism and boosting their transcripts