Chapman University appears to be the exception to your story on the decline of interest in journalism among students ("Passion for Print," Dec. 22).
At Chapman, the number of journalism majors has more than doubled in the past three years, and the number of students working on the independently run student newspaper has nearly tripled. The newspaper has increased in pages from four to 24. Among the prospective freshman who visit Chapman and declare English as their likely major, the most popular emphases are journalism and creative writing. Our students have won Scripps-Howard scholarships, Dow Jones internships and are being published. We welcome those community college students you quoted who may be looking to transfer to a small but thriving program.
SUSAN F. PATERNO
Assistant Professor of Journalism
Chapman University, Orange