Tuesday, May 6, 2014

First Slice 5/6/14: R.I.P., Emory University's journalism program

Posted By on Tue, May 6, 2014 at 8:43 AM

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Due to a series of cuts two years ago, Emory University will no longer have an undergraduate journalism program once the school year ends. The department's faculty recently held a reception to commemorate its final days. "It's left a legacy of fine professionals in countless fields who understand journalism and its importance," CNN Vice President Richard T. Griffiths said at a reception. "It's left a legacy of serious journalists, in this room and in newsrooms around the world."

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