Pikes Peak Community College reboots student newspaper, journalism program

When Jenna Benson returned to Pikes Peak Community College 10 years after graduating, this time to teach Introduction to Mass Media, she made a disappointing discovery. The student newspaper was gone.

When the late Professor Janet Rohan, who led the school’s journalism department for nearly 20 years, retired in 2006, The Pikes Peak News also disappeared. Rohan’s retirement “coincided with the digital age,” says English Professor Deidre Schoolcraft, dooming PPCC’s publication to the same fate as many newspapers across the country.

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