Admissions Office Hides Student Papers with “Craigslist Killer” Stories

The connection of the so-called “Craigslist Killer” to Boston University has been publicly reported worldwide, but the BU Admissions Office would rather not remind potential students and their parents coming to campus for a visit.  Instead, certain admissions staffers have …

Lantern Going Dark on Fridays at Ohio State

The Lantern at Ohio State University will shutter its Friday print edition come fall, joining the growing number of TGI F-ed student papers nationwide (via The Paper Trail).

As summed up by a staffer, the recent story …

Student Newspaper’s New Policy: No Comments Allowed

The Daily Egyptian at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has disabled the comments feature that follows all stories run on its Web site.  In a note to readers (which I first found via UWIRE), top editor Allison Petty wrote that …

UWIRE 100: Honoring College Media Cream of the Crop

99 + 1.  1,000 – 900.  10 x 10.   300 / 3.  Any way you add, subtract, multiply or divide it, the answer is the same: 100.  It is fast becoming the most famous number in collegemediatopia, especially when attached …

Student Activist Uses Hidden Camera, YouTube to Further Anti-Abortion Cause

A college student activist on an anti-abortion crusade has employed new media (and a bit of acting) to spread her eye-opening message across the World (Wide Web).  Lila Rose, an undergraduate at UCLA, is 20 going on 13 . . …

Career Prospects, Lord Voldemort, and the Future of College Journalism

The honesty of the lead sentence is almost painful to read.  I both laughed and cringed simultaneously: “I have written this so that I can write in my CV [résumé] that ‘I wrote for the student newspaper’.”

In a

J-Schools Will Play Catchup Forever in New Media Age

While it has been reported with increasing regularity by evermore news media and with ever-greater blogysteria over the past 18 months, the trend apparently did not become real until a few days ago when The New York Times said so

Student Paper, J-School Extend Kindness Amid Tragedy

Less than a week ago, Jeff Engelhardt, the managing editor of The Daily Egyptian student newspaper at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, faced one of the most horrific moments imaginable: learning from police that three members of his immediate family had …

Minuteman May Be Saved By UMASS Administration

The latest imbroglio involving student press control centers on a conservative resurrection, charges of slander, and a university administration toe-to-toe with its student government. 

The saga began in December 2008, with the re-launch of The Minuteman, a conservative …

Opinion Editor Fired from Student Paper for Her Activism

A student newspaper firing has transformed into a bare-knuckle free-speech slug-fest at Central Connecticut State University, as The Hartford Courant reports.

In one cornerThe Recorder, the CCSU student newspaper, which publicly acknowledged removing its opinion …

Collegemediatopia: A Comic Adventure, Episode #3

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Student Journalist Spotlight: Jackie Hai, UMASS Amherst

Jackie Hai is a hybrid- a student journalist extraordinaire with competing interests in (ready for this?) philosophy, anthropology, economics, music, physical discipline, and information technology. Growing up in greater Boston, the UMASS Amherst senior considered careers in archaeology, online …

Daily Texan Barred From Endorsing Student Candidates

In a political ruling that must have the word ridiculous buried somewhere in its bylaws, the student-led Election Reform Task Force at the University of Texas has barred The Daily Texan from endorsing student candidates.  (Thank you to a friend …

Daily Nexus: “Why We Need Your Money”

In an old “West Wing” episode (Season 2.4- any other WW-junkies out there?), a leader of an AIDS-stricken African nation tells the President plainly, “It’s a terrible thing to beg for your life.”
Avoiding uber-dramatics, it is …

Should Marijuana Column Stay or Get Off The Pot?

A marijuana-themed column chiseled together by an admitted student stoner since fall 2008 in The Tufts Observer has the magazine’s public editor (journalistically) paranoid about the precedent. 


“Going Green,” a column about pot, potheads, pot culture, and the pot …