• Petitioned Emory University

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Emory University

Keep the Journalism Program

    1. Kristen M
    2. Petition by

      Kristen M

      greensboro, NC

As I'm sure you all have heard, Emory has made the decision to phase out the Emory Journalism Program over the course of the next two years. Emory's journalism program is one of the most comprehensive, well-rounded journalism programs in the nation. Majors graduate with the skill set to enter into the media platform of their choice and many go on to intern and work for industry leaders. The program also requires students to have a second major, so they finish with invaluable writing skills, critical thinking ability, engagement with current events, and with another specific field of knowledge. This program has had an incredible impact on the success of alumni and current students alike. The great relationships Emory has with The NY Times, CNN, the AJC, WABE, and other local and national organizations are all due to the quality and reputation of the program and those involved in it.  Losing this program would be devastating to the many students who wish to pursue this important career path and those who support it. The journalism program is responsible for adding to Emory's already strong reputation and prestigious background. Please join me in reaching out to Emory administration in an attempt to have it reconsider what would be a huge mistake.  

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jeremy Young WASHINGTON, DC
      • almost 2 years ago

      Journalism is a vital part of American democracy and it would be a travesty to remove it from Emory University.

    • Andima Umoren COLUMBIA, MD
      • almost 2 years ago

      I'm a graduate of Emory's Journalism program!

    • Elizabeth Stanton EVANSTON, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      As a member of the inaugural class of the relaunched journalism program started under the guidance of Loren Ghiglione, I am dismayed and saddened that the program is closing. The classes, experience, guidance and level of scholarship at the Emory Journalism program influenced me in the career I pursued and continues to influence me every day.

    • Sandra Hildreth SARANAC LAKE, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because my daughter graduated from this program and received an excellent education and is currently involved in a great career because of it.

    • Jeff Goldblatt ATLANTA, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am a graduate of the Emory Journalism program ('99) and I had an absolutely amazing experience. Admittedly, I have not heard the administration's rationale for phasing out the program, but I feel it would be a shame for future Emory students to not have the opportunities that I feel so lucky to have had as a member of the Emory Journalism Program.


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