Almost two decades ago, Ohio State University opted to ditch its journalism program. (There’s a story there…I’m not going into right now.)
Now, that school is prepared to hand over a prized graduate journalism program to Ohio University. The Columbus Dispatch has the story.
The Kiplinger Foundation says no decision has been made about moving its Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism from OSU to Ohio University. However, OSU said it’s willing to transfer program funds “as requested by the Kiplinger Foundation” to its new home. That could mean the program’s endowment value of about $4.9 million, along with an additional $1 million or more that Ohio State was supposed to spend on the program in recent years but didn’t.
Excellent. Send the program to a university that will ensure that it thrives.
Many of you know I earned my MA in journalism from one of these schools and my PhD from Ohio University.