ISU’s J-school director blasts CU talk of closing journalism school

After officials at the University of Colorado-Boulder announced it would replace its journalism school with an information, communication and technology program, Micheal Bugeja, director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa  State University,  wrote this essay, critical of the process, published Monday in Inside Higher Education. In it he writes that “people study and practice journalism to advocate for and advance the unvarnished truth, which is why the discipline is needed in Boulder and why discontinuing it will haunt the University of Colorado for generations to come.”