Northern Star Coverage 6.14.19
Updated: Jul 1, 2019
Northern Star reporter Noah Thornburgh is covering this story for the student newspaper.
Here is a an excerpt from Mehdi Semati, chair of the Department of Communication :
The department is trying to match journalism trends outside of the university to bolster enrollment, he said. He wants to begin including data journalism and social media in the curriculum.
“If we just let the whole program be defined by the local TV news model at the expense of others, I think that would be a disservice to our students,” he said.
He said the department’s journalism faculty was included in formal meetings discussing the NTC’s relocation.
Students and alumni were not however consulted for a solution, updated curriculum and help in recruiting new students.