CMM 10: Jennifer Waits, College Radio Blogger & Advocate

CMM 10 is a spotlighting of the 10 individuals who have mattered most to college media over the past academic year.  This inaugural edition honors a mix of standout student journalists, innovative student media entrepreneurs, and impassioned outside advocates of campus press 2.0.  With a hat tip to the annual Time 100, the posts announcing each honoree include […]

Idaho Student Paper “Hate” Piece Angers Boise State Prez

Bob Kustra, the president of Boise State University, has publicly apologized for a recent rant against the school’s athletic rival, the University of Idaho, in which he called the UI campus culture “nasty” and “inebriated.” – The primary trigger for the un-presidential outburst, according to Kustra: a recent opinion column run in The Argonaut, UI’s […]

Student Journalists’ New Media Potential *Still* Unplugged

Back in November 2008, during an online chat, I told Center for Innovation in College Media director Bryan Murley: “College journalists don’t seem to really know quite yet how to handle new media as a news reporting and presentation platform. . . . I think we may be overestimating just how many students are truly […]

CMM 10: Dave Hendricks & Ryan Dunn, College News Network Founders

CMM 10 is a spotlighting of the 10 individuals who have mattered most to college media over the past academic year.  This inaugural edition honors a mix of standout student journalists, innovative student media entrepreneurs, and impassioned outside advocates of campus press 2.0.  With a hat tip to the annual Time 100, the posts announcing each honoree include […]

Story Ideas: Senior Thesis Spotlights (Wesleyan Argus)

This CMM series features a sampling of crazy cool, highly relevant or offbeat stories by student journalists that can be localized for different campus audiences- along with suggestions on ways to create and present that content. Next up… – Senior Thesis Spotlights – Dance in colonial America. Radicalism in Wesleyan University’s past. A photographic “cardboard […]

CMM 10: Karla Bowsher, Editor in Chief, University Press

CMM 10 is a spotlighting of the 10 individuals who have mattered most to college media over the past academic year.  This inaugural edition honors a mix of standout student journalists, innovative student media entrepreneurs, and impassioned outside advocates of campus press 2.0.  With a hat tip to the annual Time 100, the posts announcing each honoree […]

CMM 10: Davis Shaver, Founder & Publisher, Onward State

CMM 10 is a spotlighting of the 10 individuals who have mattered most to college media over the past academic year.  This inaugural edition honors a mix of standout student journalists, innovative student media entrepreneurs, and impassioned outside advocates of campus press 2.0.  With a hat tip to the annual Time 100, the posts announcing each honoree include […]

Story Ideas: “Musical Snapshots of My College Career”

This occasional CMM series features a sampling of crazy cool, highly relevant or offbeat stories by student journalists that can be localized for different campus audiences- along with suggestions on ways to create and present that content. Next up… – A Student’s Soundtrack – Come commencement time, glimpses back at the highlights and lowlights of the previous […]

College Media Censorship: Year In Review

College media censorship has a lot in common with Mystique. The mutant supervillain associated with the X-Men is best known for her duplicitous shape-shifting aimed at doing harm. Over the past academic year, a Censor supervillain similarly known for adopting many identities and tactics has attempted to stomp out student press expression nationwide. – The […]

CMM 10: Adam Goldstein, Attorney Advocate, Student Press Law Center

CMM 10 is a spotlighting of the 10 individuals who have mattered most to college media over the past academic year.  This inaugural edition honors a mix of standout student journalists, innovative student media entrepreneurs, and impassioned outside advocates of campus press 2.0.  With a hat tip to the annual Time 100, the posts announcing each honoree include […]

CMM 10: Windsor Hanger, Stephanie Kaplan & Annie Wang, Her Campus Founders

CMM 10 is a spotlighting of the 10 individuals who have mattered most to college media over the past academic year.  This inaugural edition honors a mix of standout student journalists, innovative student media entrepreneurs, and impassioned outside advocates of campus press 2.0.  With a hat tip to the annual Time 100, the posts announcing each honoree include […]

In the Spotlight: Suzanne Yada, San Jose State University

Suzanne Yada’s motto while toiling as a copy editor at a daily paper in Visalia, Calif.: “Errors.  Must.  Die.” Her new three-word motto, the one that has put her on the new media radar, is a call-to-arms to student journalists of generation now. As she puts it simply, “Grow some cojones.” – The mantra was […]

UPIU: “Building the J-Future” Atop Students Worldwide

A street preacher with a flair for the dramatic and controversial recently drew crowds of followers and protesters at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a Quill piece noted, upon witnessing the growing fervor, VCU junior Kate Lewanowicz “knew she had a compelling story,” one worth sharing with outside media and the world . . . wide web. […]

Koretzky: ‘Why Your College Newspaper Matters’

It is a college media manifesto of sorts. It is an open letter to journalism students worldwide. It is an important reminder. It is a wake-up call. It is a call to arms . . . all via Michael Koretzky. Koretzky, the current volunteer adviser for The University Press at Florida Atlantic University (read more […]

Story Ideas Week: “Never Have I Ever…” (CSU’s Rocky Mountain Collegian)

This CMM series features a sampling of crazy cool, highly relevant or offbeat stories by student journalists that can be localized for different campus audiences- along with suggestions on ways to create and present that content. Next up… – Never Have I Ever . . . – The trio described it as a venture into […]