On Wednesday, Adam Feibel reported in the University of Ottawa's Fulcrum that the Canadian school's journalism program would remain in a freeze
for another year.
Admission to the program was frozen for the current academic year after a 2012 report to the university senate called the program “deeply troubled” and suggested its elimination. In August, it was revealed the program would be suspended in order to undergo improvements and would be reopened for the 2014–15 school year.
But it’s not quite there yet.
The university won’t be accepting any new students to the program next year, either. In an email to the Fulcrum, program coordinator Evan Potter said the university needed more time to review the program, and that the faculty and department are in discussion about where to go from here.
While not frozen, some schools have started dropping the word journalism
from their names. On Feb. 24, Poynter reported
that West Virginia University’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism plans to become the Reed College of Media. In October of last year, the board of trustees at Indiana University approved a new Media School
, combining the journalism school with several other departments. In 2012, Emory University decided to close its journalism school