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CBI Names Top Student Radio & TV Shows, Specials, Sites

College Broadcasters, Inc., has announced its finalists for the 2009 National Student Production Awards.  It is basically the Oscars, ESPYs, Pulitzers, and Webbies for the student broadcast journalist set- honoring everything from best TV comedy, PSA, and live sportscast to best radio DJ, documentary, and station promotion. – Atop the category listing: Best Student Media […]

Women Rule J-Schools, Still Hit Newsroom Glass Ceilings

Kansas University recently confirmed what journalism educators and undergrads have known for years: Women rule the j-school.  At KU currently, female students comprise roughly 70 percent of the total enrollment in the School of Journalism. – According to a Lawrence Journal World report, the reasons given for the trend by the school’s dean and a […]

Student “Jokerized” Obama, But Didn’t Make Him Socialist

A college student.  Winter break.  A Time cover.  Adobe Photoshop.  An online tutorial.  Four hours of playing around.  Upload to Flickr.  Cue nationwide phenomenon.  As a new Los Angeles Times report confirms, a University of Illinois senior decided to alter a Barack Obama Time cover shot while bored prior to the start of last spring […]

Vanderbilt University Launches Student Media Hall of Fame!

In roughly two months, Vanderbilt University in the great state of Tennessee will induct its first class into, wait for it, the Student Media Hall of Fame. – This is the first hall of fame of its kind that has come across my collegemediatopia radar (any others? Let me know!).  The inaugural class at VU […]

Part Two of Nicholas Persac Interview: Daily Reveille Editor Talks Hurricanes, the Cops Beat, and “Sex Hot Spots”

When we last left Nicholas Persac, he was in the eye of a hurricane. At the close of part one of our *epic* interview, the Daily Reveille editor in chief had just begun to tell the tale of a journalistic experience of a lifetime: covering a natural disaster in the making. – – Prior to his […]

Minnesota Daily Makes *Tough* Online Ethics Decision

Top editor: Content disseminated online is “no longer written in stone.”

Many Student Newspapers Still Lacking Web Presence (!?!)

In a new MediaShift piece, Center for Innovation in College Media director Bryan Murley confirms one of the stranger truths about the college newspaper world: A sizable minority of papers do not possess an active Web presence. – As Murley reports, in a study recently presented at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass […]

Louisville Student Newspaper Drowning- Not in Ideas

A flash flood has gutted the newsroom of The Cardinal, the University of Louisville’s standout student newspaper.  According to one report, the furniture, carpet, and lots of computers and high-tech equipment are soaked beyond repair.  The saddest loss: More than 30 years of Cardinal back issues.  (One more reason to digitize your archives!) – The […]

Media Trainer: Journalism Education in India Ailing

In a new exchange4media piece, Pradyuman Maheshwari, a media trainer and blogger in India, argues that the country’s journalism education system has been overrun with “fly-by-night” institutes that do NOT prepare students for the craft. – According to Maheshwari, the ills of the j-education system include: a severe shortage of teachers with actual journalism and […]

Interview: Nicholas Persac, Editor in Chief, LSU’s Daily Reveille

Nicholas Persac’s non-journalism friends hate when he talks about The Daily Reveille, the standout student newspaper at Louisiana State University he currently oversees as editor in chief.  Why?  Because if you get him started . . . “I can just go on and on and on. It’s just something I’m so passionate about that I […]

Australia’s “Radio Revolution” Streaming Live Online Since May

Billed as “distinctively non-commercial,” the student-run JACradio at the University of Queensland has been pumping out the music and talk online 24/7 since its debut in May.   It is the latest entrant into Australia’s radio Webosphere- and according to one report the UQ School of Journalism and Communication (JAC) has been “overwhelmed by the number of […]

Three Alaska Journalism Students Will Soon See Iraq From Their House

A trio of students at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks- joined by UAF’s journalism department chair- will very soon be embedded in Iraq for a true reporting experience of a lifetime (for once, not an understatement). – The quartet will report for The Sun Star student newspaper and professional media outlets, along with getting […]

J-Student Spotlight: Amy Brittain, LSU & UWIRE 100

Amy Brittain is not a millionaire, but she did aspire to be one on TV.  At 19, she appeared on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and pocketed $16,000 in prize money.  Her real passion and talent, however, is sports, not games. – As a sports writer for The Daily Reveille at Louisiana State University, […]

Media Adviser’s Removal at Morgan State Criticized as Censorship

According to a College Media Advisers investigation, the firing of the student media adviser at Morgan State University appears to be linked to editorials and stories published in the campus newspaper this past spring that criticized the Morgan State administration. – In an excellent investigation into the incident on behalf of CMA, Chris Evans, media […]