Tight budgets, cancelled programs and student publications, lack of  understanding of free-speech protections: Journalism education is under assault, and it is time to talk about it across the high school, community college, university and industry platforms.

That is why the California Journalism Education Coalition is sponsoring a pair of regional symposiums this fall to bring together teachers and others.

 Join us for Part 1, Sept. 21 in Sacramento, as we gauge the extent of the assault and share ideas on how to address it.

--Rich Cameron, Cal-JEC chairman

 This free event goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at CSU Sacramento. Continental breakfast will be provided. RSVP before Sept. 14 to Joe Wirt at CNPA

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ABOUT Cal-JEC:

Formed in 2003,The California Journalism Education Coalition is an umbrella group of high school and college journalism education organizations and professional organizations interested in journalism education. The coalition enhances communication among education and industry groups. It identifies issues in California journalism education and, with its various partners, seeks solutions.