Tag: college media

by Dan Reimold

Roughly a month ago, Kyle Plantz agreed to shout strangers’ names in a newsroom for only $5. Plantz, 20, a junior journalism major at Boston University, is not crazy. He’s passionate — about The Daily Free Press. In early November, the FreeP, the 45-year-old independent student newspaper at BU, launched a fundraising campaign to pay off […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

It has been a year filled with more tectonic shifts for the media landscape, from the changing face of media ownership to the mounting dangers for journalists at home and abroad, from battles in the e-book world to the increasing power of mobile apps, to the game-changing social power of Facebook in how we find […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalism curator Longform launching first iPhone app (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 2. Mail Online’s ad revenues rise nearly 50% year on year (John Plunkett / The Guardian) 3. Y Combinator releases its curriculum as a Stanford class — and online (Liz Gannes / Re/code) 4. College newspaper drops print, first to operate […] more »

by Charlie Weaver

The following is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Two years ago, with a year of research, a meticulously crafted blueprint, and a passion for the future of the University of Oregon’s student newspaper, a publisher and his students were perched at the edge. The expanse between the old and comfortable […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Saving the Net from the surveillance state: Q&A with Glenn Greenwald (Edward Moyer / CNET) 2. Where freedom of the press is muffled (David Carr / New York Times) 3. Brian Stelter, formerly of the New York Times, debuts as host of CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ (Erik Hayden / The Hollywood Reporter) 4. Why are […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Microsoft to buy Nokia’s device business in deal worth over $7 billion (AllThingsD) 2. CBS returns, triumphant, to cable box (NYT) 3. Jeffrey Bezos, the Washington Post’s next owner, aims for a ‘new golden era’ at the paper (Washington Post) 4. Vimeo starts funding indie films to broaden its on demand platform (PaidContent) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Building ‘good news judgment’ one DIY lesson at a time (Reynolds Center) 2. Can technology help students become better writers? (EdTech Magazine) 3. In many college newsrooms, women hold top leadership roles (Poynter) 4. California’s ‘MOOC bill’ on hold (EdSurge) 5. The simple power of a screenshot in the classroom (Edutopia)   Get our […] more »

by Dan Reimold

During his senior year at the University of Virginia, recent graduate Matthew Cameron put together a 136-page thesis on the current state of college newspapers. Here it is, in seven words: Student papers are hurting, but there’s hope. That’s summing it up — not selling it short. Cameron’s scholarly effort provides a fascinating glimpse into […] more »

by Dan Reimold

In February 2012, Lisa Khoury met the Internet. Foregoing a handshake, the meeting began with the digital equivalent of a slap across the face. As a sophomore at the University of Buffalo and at the start of only her second semester practicing journalism, Khoury wrote a column for The Spectrum student newspaper expressing her distaste […] more »

by Dan Reimold

Allegations of Ivy League hazing. Alice in Wonderland on LSD. A Biblical studies professor busted in a child predator sting. A student squirrel whisperer. A 280-pound black bear falling from a tree. And something called milking. These buzzwords and teaser descriptions factor into a few of the many viral creations published or posted by college […] more »