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.
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.
Special thanks to CNPA and Cal-JEC for sponsoring the session.