Tag: college media

by Ryan Frank

We’re about to close the book on the Oregon Daily Emerald. After 92 years, the University of Oregon’s newspaper will end its run as a Monday-to-Friday operation in June. Yes, it’s the end of an era, and we’re sad about that. But it’s also the start of a new era, the digital one. Next fall, [...] more »

by Dan Reimold

The Daily O’Collegian at Oklahoma State University is enjoying marginal success with its metered pay wall a bit more than a year after enacting it. At the start of spring semester 2011, the paper became the first U.S. student media outlet to charge a subset of readers for its content online, requiring a $10 yearly [...] more »

by Devin Harner

Education content is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry. This piece [...] more »

by Dan Reimold

The Red & Black, one of the largest and most-feted college newspapers in the country, recently dropped a bombshell on its readers and the student journalism community. In a wraparound section of a special issue published on the first day of the new school year, the University of Georgia student newspaper revealed it will be [...] more »

by Dan Reimold

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In April 2007, Zephyr Basine arrived at school for her noontime biology seminar — and immediately zoned out. Instead of [...] more »

by Dan Reimold

When Namo Kaftan was 9 years old, his father, a biomedical engineer, brought a laptop from work home to the family’s residence in Sulaimani, Iraq. For Kaftan, now 21, it was love at first boot-up. “I was really amazed to see a new advanced technology like that,” he said. “I guess at that time nobody [...] more »

by Dan Reimold

In an old episode of “The West Wing,” a leader of an AIDS-stricken African nation tells the president plainly, “It’s a terrible thing to beg for your life.” The quote comes to mind as I read about the current plight of the Technician, the student newspaper at North Carolina State University. In a recent editorial, [...] more »

by Dan Reimold

The drumbeats are growing louder, as Rupert Murdoch, Steven Brill, and now the New York Times have confirmed: Pay walls or metered pricing systems for online news content will soon be coming to a high-profile website frequented by you. Too little, too late? Journalism’s savior? A final nail-in-the-coffin separation between old and new media? The [...] more »

by Bryan Murley

Last month, UWIRE.com, an edited college media newswire, mysteriously vanished from the Internet. “UWIRE, a popular service that aggregated articles from student newspapers across the country, promoting student journalism both within higher education and to the outside world, has disappeared,” wrote Simmi Aujla for the Chronicle of Higher Education earlier this month. Today, visitors to [...] more »

by Bryan Murley

Summer’s almost over and college newspapers across the country will be cranking up to full speed soon. Likely, they’ll be getting ready for further adventures in online journalism, expanding their online presence while attempting to keep the print product financially successful. But hard as it is to believe, there are still student newspapers around the [...] more »