Comms Education of the Future

u of colorado.jpgThe University of Colorado at Boulder announced last week that it would consider discontinuing its journalism school, reigniting the question of how best to train reporters and communicators.

“News and communications transmission as well as the role of the press and journalism in a democratic society are changing at a tremendous pace. We must change with it,” school chancellor Philip DiStefano said in the press release.

While many express excitement over the prospect of new offerings, there are fears of losing the basics, such as writing skills, in favor of teaching new technologies, feelings expressed at colleges and universities nationwide. Journalism schools (where many PR programs are housed) and comms programs are always looking for ways to better prepare students for a world that is connected, savvy, and fast-paced.

With students heading back to class, now is the ideal time to share your thoughts about how communications programs can be improved. The comments section is open.

[Image via University of Colorado at boulder website.]