Ep.04- Journalism and Radio Cuts
A new era of radio and journalism is beginning, but MJC has decided that the small savings that eliminating one full time position and a few staff is worth losing these important community services and vocations forever.
It was clever of MJC to cut the Journalism and Radio departments, because when most people hear of these vocations they chock up the decision to eliminate them as a “sign of the times”. However, when you consider the low cost of these programs and weigh it with the benefit it provides to a new generation of students hungry to communicate the issue of cutting it becomes much more troublesome.
In this episode we interview a successful graduate of the radio program and talk to her about her profession as she does the last broadcast of her MJC career live over the air. Then, we go into the journalism class and interview the future journalists of America and discover that while newspapers are surely seeing a reduction, the practice of journalism is something that should not and can not be eliminated.
Please check out additional episodes which focus on individual programs, instructors and students who were collateral damage in these decisions.