Students and faculty at Southwestern Community College (SCC) have officially established the school’s first ever Journalism Club.
The club seeks to practice journalism, raise awareness of its importance as the service of a free society and encourage excellence in its practice. The club will monitor and support all forms of the journalistic media and track its ongoing evolution, particularly how it relates to SCC and the communities it serves. It is the goal of the club to inform the SCC community of the issues, events and changes it faces, as well as give it a voice.
“Ultimately, the club hopes to establish the school’s first-ever student newsletter—for students and by students,” said club president Davin Eldridge, an SCC college transfer student and local newspaper reporter. “The club already consists of some outstanding students and faculty with a firm grasp on the concepts of journalism, and an eagerness to employ them.” The club currently has 11 active members, some of which already work in local media.
“I am very excited about the new journalism club here at Southwestern Community College,” said club faculty advisor Chris Cox, an English instructor at SCC for 22 years and columnist.
“It is thrilling to see a group of students taking such an active interest in the creation of a publication for our college community,” Cox continued. “I have long believed that the free and open exchange of ideas, opinions, and information is crucial to the health and well-being of any society, large or small. I believe this group of students is ready to proceed in that spirit, and I am excited to be involved in that in my role as faculty sponsor."