Tag: college newspapers

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. Journalism education debate: Getting beyond ‘the typical BS in J-school classes’ (Dan Reimold / College Media Matters) 2. What would Socrates think about MOOCs? (Kevin Carey / Slate) 3. College newspapers are following students online, but will revenue come, too? (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 4. Google’s Classroom takes the clutter out of everyday assignments […] more »

by Ryan Frank

There are no winners in the mess at the Red & Black. But there are lessons. The Red & Black at the University of Georgia has long been regarded as one of America’s finest college news operations. The students’ journalism is consistently first class, and publisher Harry Montevideo has a track record as one of […] 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

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 »

by Bryan Murley

If you’re like me, you know more about economics now than you ever thought you’d want to know. I can describe a Credit Default Swap (CDS), a Collateralized Debt Obligation (CDO), a Mortgage Backed Security (MBS), mark-to-market accounting, and the LIBOR index, not to mention the Toxic Asset Relief Program (TARP), U3 and U6, and […] more »