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J-School In Peril; Newspapers Silent

South Florida is threatened with losing its only public journalism school -- and the major daily newspapers have barely written a word about it.

Brings to mind one word: pathetic.

Florida International University is planning to dismantle its J-school in response to budget cuts. Sources say the situation right now is critical. Miami New Times wrote about it. And more recently the Naples Daily News' Editor Phil Lewis gave Southwest Florida readers the lowdown.

But nothing at all in the Sun-Sentinel (or Palm Beach Post) and only a brief mention in a Miami Herald story last month that the journalism school, which has 2,000 students, could be a casualty of the cuts. Ho hum.

If newspapers don't care about losing such a valuable resource, why should anybody else?

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