After two years of fairly static numbers, enrollment at PVCC has jumped 14 percent this fall over last. The campus is teaming with students, and this includes the Journalism Program, despite the industry’s crisis. Journalism class numbers are higher than they’ve been since 2006, and Friday’s Puma Press staff meeting offered standing room only. Also on Friday, the program kicked off its broadcast pilot program with a full pressroom of students eager to learn how to produce and post video reports. At a time when the country’s newsrooms are laying off traditional print reporters in record numbers, the training of new, responsible multi-media journalists is vital. A free society depends on it. For the journalism students at PVCC and for me, now is an exciting time to be engaged in news production. It is a time to be flexible and to explore new platforms for reporting the truth, not to draw back in fear and defeat.