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Letter to the editor

Journalism alumna puzzled over recent Student Media Committee budget cuts

February 5, 2015

As a journalist and recent UW-River Falls graduate, it disappoints me that AFAB and Student Senate were contemplating cutting the Student Media Committee’s budget by more than 60 percent.

Publications like the Student Voice, WRFW, Prologue and Focus On U give students the opportunity to be heard and give the university its character.

If approved, the drastic budget cuts would have devastated all student media organizations on campus, along with the career goals of journalism and communications students.

I wouldn’t have my current job as a reporter for a daily newspaper without my experiences writing articles and editing pages for the Student Voice. Gaining experience is vital for landing a communications job in today’s competitive market.

Journalism professors and students are already working diligently with the sparse resources they have. The university wouldn’t be doing itself, or its students, any favors by cutting Student Media Committee’s budget.