1. We instituted a journalism minor at the University of Delaware two years ago.
2. We established a gateway class, Introduction to Journalism, that we would teach once a year, with a maximum enrollment of 60 students.
3. Each time we’ve offered it, the maximum enrollment has been quickly reached.
4. We are now offering the course every semester, and still it fills up quickly. I am now getting pleading e-mails from students who were shut out for next spring and want to take it.
5. We (the journalism faculty) are fine but not the greatest thing since sliced bread.
6. The profession of journalism is expiring (or so we read).
What the (*&%^($ is going on?