Community Briefs

Jan 232011
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

CU-Boulder chancellor supports journalism school discontinuance

CU-Boulder’s chancellor recommended to university President Bruce Benson Friday that the School of Journalism and Mass Communication be discontinued, a decision that comes two months after a review committee came to the same conclusion.

CU Chancellor Philip DiStefano said in his recommendation to the president, posted to CU’s website Friday, that he agreed with the realignment suggested by the Program Discontinuance Committee in mid-November.

“I concur … that some of all of the degree programs currently housed in SJMC be continued or offered in a revised form under a different administrative structure,” he said in the recommendation letter.

Though the exact future of journalism at CU is unknown at this time, DiStefano said in his letter that, depending on final recommendation by Benson and potential costs, students could pursue a liberal arts degree with a certificate or minor in journalism.

Current SJMC students –– undergraduate, graduate and doctoral –– will be able to finish their degrees.

Benson now has 60 days, according to University Administrative Policy on Program Discontinuance, to make his own recommendation regarding the future of the SJMC to the Board of Regents, CU’s governing board.

Loveland Reporter-Herald sold to Denver publishing company

Lehman Communications Corp. announced Friday that it would sell the Loveland Reporter-Herald and its’ other newspapers to Prairie Mountain Publishing Co., a subsidiary of the Denver-based MediaNews Group.

Lehman Communications Corp. is owned by Longmont’s Ed and Dean Lehman, both of whom have had more than 50 years of experience in the local newspaper publishing business. They are set to sell the Reporter-Herald, Times-Call in Longmont and the Record in Canon City on Feb. 1, according to an article in the Reporter-Herald.

Prairie Mountain Publishing includes all MediaNews newspapers in Colorado except the Denver Post, including the Fort Morgan Times, Boulder Daily Camera, the Sterling Journal Advocate, the Colorado Daily, the weekly Estes Park Train Gazette and other weeklies.

MediaNews Groups is the second largest newspaper company in the nation with 61 daily newspapers and a total weekday circulation with 2,565,620 daily newspapers sold, according to the same article.

— Collegian Staff Report

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