The University of Colorado is considering closing its journalism school and revamping the way it trains students for the profession.

Chancellor Phil DiStefano has directed CU officials to "begin the formal process of reviewing the School of Journalism and Mass Communication under the Regent Program Discontinuance Policy," according to an e-mail sent today to faculty and staff members from Interim Provost Russell Moore.

"News and communications transmission as well as the role of the press and journalism in a democratic society are changing at a tremendous pace," DiStefano said in a news release. "We must change with it."

Moore is also setting up an exploratory panel to come up with recommendations to create an information,