First Amendment Update: Thwarted revenue?
Published: Wednesday, May 30, 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.
The San Matean is still waiting for the administration to act on an ad program, called adcamp, which Journalism Adviser Ed Remitz has presented multiple times. It has been over a year now since he first mentioned the idea.This adcamp program would bring a monthly income to classes that produce The San Matean.
In the midst of recent budget cuts, this would help the program significantly.The program would provide newspaper kiosks, with display sides for advertising, bringing in at least $200 monthly, said Remitz.
The monies earned could be used to pay for printing costs, equipment and membership costs.
“We got adcamp in September and it has noticeably increased circulation of the newspaper,” said Mary Mazzocco, journalism adviser at Diablo Valley College. “We will get $3600 a year, based on enrollment at our college and our having five kiosks.”
City College of San Francisco, De Anza College and Diablo Valley College are among the five community colleges in the area who use the program. CSM President Michael Claire could not be reached for comment.
The San Matean will continue to pursue this matter.
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.