For the second time in two years, a major university is axing its journalism program.
Emory University announced last week that it will close its journalism program in a college-wide restructuring effort. The university will also eliminate its departments of physical education and visual arts, and division of education studies.
The decision was announced in a letter to Emory students and staff last week by Robin Forman, dean of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences.
“While difficult, I believe that they are necessary for the college to achieve its aspirations and for Emory to maintain its place as one of the top liberal arts universities in the nation,” he said.
The reductions will allow Emory to invest in more interdisciplinary areas of instruction, including contemporary China studies, digital and new media studies and neurosciences, according to a report by Nancy Seideman, executive director of media relations at Emory.