Tag: college media

by Dan Reimold

Late last month, the University of Tampa planned to kick the Minaret student newspaper out of its longtime newsroom, relocating the staff to a nearby office that is much smaller and without a few of the current amenities. The school’s rationale: a separate administrative team needs the newsroom space more than the paper nowadays. Fortunately, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Top journalism students to lead in-depth marijuana report at ASU (via ASU News) 2. Three ways to improve technology-assisted learning (Matt Candler / Medium) 3. How can we really get more women into tech? (Suw / Finding Ada) 4. Do j-school classes have a diversity problem? Ask the students (Aeman Ansari / J-Source) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The petty etiquette of discrimination (Noah Berlatsky / The Atlantic) 2. Wall Street and Silicon Valley form an uneasy alliance (Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times) 3. In a bid for modern coverage, student paper tries a new Medium (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. Snapchat’s Discover feature is giving advertisers millions of video […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New social network is all college, all the time (Casey Fabris / Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Distance ed myths debunked (Carl Straumsheim / Inside Higher Ed) 3. How AltSchool blends old-fashioned learning with new technology (Mary Jo Madda / EdSurge) 4. In new video, Michigan Daily writers read mean reader comments & tweets […] more »

by Dan Reimold

Marcelo Rochabrun, the outgoing editor-in-chief of the Daily Princetonian at Princeton University, recently declared in a goodbye letter to readers: “It’s hard being a student journalist at Princeton these days.” The chief challenge he said “Prince” staffers regularly face is criticism and even threats from fellow students — not administrators, alumni, faculty or nearby community members, […] more »

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 »