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September 18, 2009: COC’s Photography Chair Checks In

COC Student Behind the Camera

This web site received an email from Professor Wendy Brill-Wynkoop, Department Chair of Photography at College of the Canyons.

According to COC’s web site, Brill-Wynkoop, a Southern California native, brings to the college “a wealth of experience in art, photography and graphic design, along with an intense knowledge of technology in the arts.”

Brill-Wynkoop offered the following perspective: “I have read through your articles posted on this site and I think you are correct, the discipline of journalism has a place in community colleges. However I do believe, that the digital revolution has brought many changes to the programs in the media arts (photo, RTVF, journalism, graphics, etc.) that need to be considered. Programs need to adopt to change in order to survive. The future of the news does not lie in the printed page. Hopefully in the future the Canyon Call will rise again in a green and modern online format that is accessible to all.”

The coalition of concerned students, educators, journalists and private citizens who are attempting to save the Canyon Call believes there is a place for a printed version of the newspaper in whatever new-media form the Journalism Department takes.

A printed version of the Canyon Call gives the campus a sense of community and provides a historical document for future generations of students, educators and administrators.

Number of days COC has been without a school newspaper: 26