Strong turnout for Assault on Journalism forum at CSU Northridge

Cal-JEC and CCMA hosted a forum addressing the assault on journalism on Oct. 19 at CSU Northridge. Nearly 40 journalism advisers and educators attended the event that focused on issues facing our industry.

Cal-JEC chair welcomes advisers and educators to the forum on Oct. 19, 2012, at CSU Northridge.

The event started with a panel discussion featuring a variety of media outlets from Southern California. Panelists Dennis Foley from the Orange County Register, Virginia Gaglianone from La Opinión, Gretchen Macchiarella from the Ventura County Star and Tony Pierce from KPCC talked about recent changes in their newsrooms and to the field of journalism.

Following the panel, advisers and educators met in breakout sessions to discuss pressing issues in journalism education, including budget cutbacks, threats to programs, censorship, issues with administration, and changes in curriculum and technology.

The forum featured breakout sessions on critical topics that impact journalism educators and advisers.

Special thanks to CNPA and Cal-JEC for sponsoring the session.[View the story “Assault on Journalism ” on Storify]