College Media & the Newsroom: ‘Why Do We Need Face Time When We Can Just FaceTime?’

by: Dan Reimold | College Media Matters

Roughly a week ago, the University of Tampa planned to kick The Minaret student newspaper out of its longtime newsroom — relocating the staff to a nearby office that is much smaller and without a few current amenities. The school’s rationale: A separate administrative team needs the newsroom space more than the paper nowadays.

 

Fortunately, in the face of mounting internal, social media and outside press pushback, UT administrators quickly caved and said the Minaret staff could stay in its current spot. But the larger question of newsroom relevancy lingers.

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