CNM statement regarding student newspaper
Posted at: 04/16/2013 5:58 PM
Here is the full statement from CNM regarding the CNM Chronicle:
"The primary concern of the college is that the CNM student-employees of the CNM Chronicle do not receive the level of education and training that would generally be expected for a student newspaper that is disseminated to a student body of more than 28,000 students. CNM believes it has a duty to the students who want to learn the noble profession of journalism and pursue it as a career the kind of educational support and experience that CNM provides to virtually every other student learning environment at the college. CNM does not have a journalism program where students interested in the profession can fully learn the fundamentals and the lofty expectations and responsibilities associated with exercising the profession’s Constitutional right of Freedom of the Press.
The CNM Chronicle Publication Board, which includes CNM Chronicle staff, CNM staff and a faculty advisor, has been charged with researching models at other community college student newspapers. This is in the beginning stages. When some initial research is completed, CNM plans to form a task force that will include journalism industry professionals and other stakeholders who will come up with recommendations for how to move forward with the student newspaper in the future."