Cancelled journalism program wins awards

College of San Mateo’s Journalism program, cancelled this fall for low enrollment, collected an array of honors Saturday at a regional journalism conference in Sacramento. Students in the program, which produced The San Matean, the campus newspaper and website, collected awards for their work over the last two semesters in enterprise reporting, video reporting, editorial writing, advertising and photography. The awards were presented during the Northern California conference of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges, a statewide group. About 20

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College of San Mateo newspaper adviser retires after classes supporting paper are canceled

Remitz Ed Remitz, the faculty adviser behind the muckraking student newspaper at the College of San Mateo, announced his retirement Friday (Aug. 18), a few days after he learned that four of the five journalism classes he taught were canceled this fall. The student newspaper, The San Matean, often went head-to-head with college administrators, questioning how money was spent and the secrecy behind those decisions. Administrators said the courses supporting the paper were canceled due to a lack of enrollment

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Student starts petition to save newspaper

The San Mateo Daily Journal reports that a former editor of the College of San Mateo student newspaper has launched a petition drive to save that student publication. The college, part of the tax-funded San Mateo County Community College District, has decided to eliminate the classes that support The San Matean due to low enrollment. “We are collecting signatures because we want to show how many people truly care about The San Matean,” former editor Kayla Figard said in an

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College axes journalism classes

The College of San Mateo has canceled all journalism classes that support the college newspaper for the fall semester, leaving the fate of the well-regarded student publication up in the air, the Palo Alto Daily Post reported today (Aug. 15). The following is from the Post’s report: Students with the paper have clashed with the administration previously over the future of the classes and over what they say were its attempts to control some of the paper’s reporting. Journalism professor

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Two groups honor College of San Mateo Journalism students, newspaper and website awarded for General Excellence

College of San Mateo Journalism students captured the highest honors Saturday for their newspaper and website, along with individual awards, at a regional conference in Sacramento, just days before presentation of another honor for their coverage of the San Bruno Pipeline Fire. The first awards were presented during the annual Northern California conference for the Journalism Association of Community Colleges, a statewide group serving community college journalism programs. The college’s newspaper and website, The San Matean, were honored with General

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