CMS Cuts Ties with The Observer: The State of Student Journalism

News Co-Editors

The Communication and Media Studies (CMS) department announced that it would sever ties with Fordham Lincoln Center’s student newspaper, The Observer, on April 21.

With the change came the cancellation of the four journalism workshops in reporting, multimedia, layout design and photojournalism that provided advising from professionals, educated student journalists and ensured a steady stream of content for The Observer.

CMS’s decision followed discussions about how the structure of the department and its courses would change in light of their newly approved majors, including one in journalism

“The department felt they needed to revise the major and to revise their program to meet a changing world of journalism,” Rev. Robert R. Grimes, S.J., Ph.D., dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), said. “And from what I understand the department was in agreement that this was the better way to move in the future.”

“I also know there was significant opposition to change from some sources,” he added.
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Inside 140, Lincoln Center’s Newest Addition

Aug 26, 2016

Asst. News Editor

The old law building sat largely unexplored by Fordham Lincoln Center undergraduates for years, but this fall, students will have incentive to venture across campus. An extensive update and renovation has created a new Student Center to house student organizations, clubs, classrooms, faculty offices, an Argo Tea “tea-osk” and the updated Quinn Library space.

This renovated space now open to students includes social and study areas, faculty offices and permanent rooms for student organizations like the Campus Activities Board (CAB), Commuter Students Association (CSA) and United Student Government (USG). The Office of Student Involvement has also been moved to a new office close to the organizations it oversees.

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