As a former high school journalist, I was extremely upset to hear Kansas journalism programs will lose their funding for the 2012-2013 school year. Although print, media and online are converging, the state of Kansas sees the field as failing. The school determined budgeting by which careers would be high-demand, the projections for careers in journalism did not have enough expected growth. Classes can still continue but only if the district school boards pass specific funding.
Like a student in the article expressed, I feel journalism has prepared me outside the field for making class due dates, writing clearly and with brevity, and checking multiple sources. I’m extremely disappointed that a state government does not value freedom of speech and the first amendment.