The incredible shrinking Pulitzer Prize awarder

The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the body that awards the Pulitzer Prizes, is shrinking, just like the newspaper industry it feeds and the prestige of the award.  Ad Age reports:

Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism will reduce its class size and cut about six positions from its staff as the news industry retrenches.

The school will gradually reduce enrollment over several years and has already stopped filling some vacant faculty positions, Steve Coll, dean of the school since 2013, said in an e-mail to students, faculty and staff today [3/11].

What took them so long?  Haven’t they been reading about the miserable job market for their graduates?  Is there some measure of guilt over graduating people who can’t find jobs?

Estimated tuition, fees and living expenses for a full-time master's degree student are $92,933, according to the school website. 

I’d have a lot more sympathy for the school if it weren’t such an indoctrination center for left-wing views.

Hat tip: Clarice Feldman

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