Second university in Mexico announces the end of its journalism program

Another Mexican university, the Puebla State Popular Autonomous University (UPAEP in Spanish), has announced the closure of its journalism program, reported the newspaper El Sol de Puebla.

UPAEP Chancellor José Alfredo Miranda said the journalism program had around 10 students each semester, according to the website Reto Diario.

In place of journalism, the university will offer a degree in communications that will have a broader focus, in which reporting will be only one part of the curriculum, according to El Heraldo de Puebla.

In August, the University of Morelia also announced the end of its journalism program due to low enrollment while the University of Veracruz reported declining interest in journalism from young people because of low salaries and the high level of violence against the press in Mexico.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.