Tag: college media

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 »

by Dan Reimold

As student journalists across the country gear up for another academic year, it’s worth looking at the most impressive feats of the last year in college media. Over the past academic year, student news teams put together a number of editions — in advance and spur-of-the-moment on deadline — geared toward remembering or highlighting major […] more »

by Dan Reimold

The web address: future.dailyemerald.com. The one-word header atop the homepage: Revolution. And the tagline just beneath it: “The Oregon Daily Emerald, reinvented for the digital age.” The student newspaper at the University of Oregon — best known for its five-day-a-week print edition — is morphing into a more wide-ranging, digital-first “modern college media company.” On […] more »