In the Spotlight: Whitney Mountain, Editor in Chief, Flux, University of Oregon

A New Way to Groove.  A Celtic Pioneer.  Flirting with Fate.  Carving a Musical Niche.  Destination Surgery.  Definition of Crazy.  The headlines on its homepage merely hint at the eclectic excellence of Flux, a student news magazine at the University of Oregon focused on using words and visuals to “tell the untold, alternative stories of [the] […]

Student Newspaper Typo: Sorority Sisters Become “Ho”

The editorial board of The Independent Florida Alligator is calling it a “front-page nightmare of a typo.” In the eighth paragraph of the lead story in last Wednesday’s paper, a reference to members of a University of Florida sorority was accidentally singular- and sexual. – A description of students’ outfits on the annual UF sorority […]

Newsroom Debates: Hazing, Cursing & Camel Toe

As the new faculty adviser for The Minaret, the fantastic student newspaper at the University of Tampa, I am once again happily enmeshed within the student press production process.  This occasional CMM series outlines some of the more interesting newsroom debates we have while putting each issue to bed. – Hazing Last spring, a number […]

Princeton Review Best College Newspapers Ranking: Final Thoughts

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Earlier this month, the traffic for this blog suddenly spiked to its highest levels — ever.  An analytics check revealed that a pair of posts accounted for a bulk of the unexpected surge.  Both were about the same thing: the 2010 Princeton Review list of the “Best College Newspapers.” 

American’s Eagle Forced to Clip Budget, Print Run

The Eagle at American University is scaling back its print run and making other adjustments due to “financial difficulties.” In an open letter to readers, the student newspaper’s editor in chief Charlie Szold announced a 50 percent budget cut, from $100,000 to roughly $50,000.  He rightly termed it “generally unpleasant.” – – The twice-weekly broadsheet […]

CMM 10: Jessica Roy, Editor in Chief, NYU Local

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 […]

Journalism Education 2.0: New Media, New Mindsets

What are the positive characteristics of American journalism education 2.0? According to a recent Diverse Issues in Higher Education report, they include: – – More students than ever.  As the DIHE piece relates: “To be sure, unlike daily newspapers, magazines and commercial TV newscasts, journalism schools are not struggling with their numbers. Enrollment has inched […]

Gay Kiss Photo in South African Student Newspaper Sparks Anger, Praise

A front-page photo published in a South African student newspaper showing two male students liplocked in a passionate kiss has prompted an unprecedented reaction from readers, according to local media and the paper’s editor in chief.  In the EIC’s words: “This is the biggest reaction that I’ve had to any story ever.” – – Die […]

At SUNY Binghamton, Students’ Passion for Print is a Pipe Dream

There is a battle brewing in Binghamton, one pitting print against online, tradition against innovation, ink stains against Google searches, newsstands against trending tweets. It is the story of student journalism’s (r)evolution, writ small.  It is a Pipe Dream. – Like all campus newspapers, The Pipe Dream at SUNY Binghamton is caught in a state […]

Sex and the University on Sale at Amazon Starting Today

In fall 2003, Kate Prengaman became “Sex.” She earned the nickname on the Ultimate Frisbee field, where participants often receive names based on a defining interest or characteristic. Prengaman’s teammates began calling her “Sex” during her freshman year at the College of William & Mary, not long after the debut of “Behind Closed Doors,” her […]

“First Worldwide College Website” Set to Launch in Sept.

Its name: College NewsNet International.  Its niche and significance, according to its founders: “the first worldwide college website.” – Plans for CNI were solidified and presented during the recent World Journalism Education Congress in South Africa.  The basic structure seems like a mix of UPIU, Huffington Post College, and Her Campus.  It will be “a […]

In the Spotlight: Michael Holtz, Kansas University

In his own words, Michael Holtz is a “roving student journalist and wannabe foreign correspondent.” The Kansas University student begins a separate bio of himself online with only one word: wanderlust. – This summer, that word defined him.  Holtz recently concluded a 45-day journalistic tour of sorts across continental Europe that focused on the “rapidly evolving field […]

CMM 10: Leah Finnegan & Jose Antonio Vargas, Huffington Post College

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 […]

15 Newspapers That Belong on Princeton Review ‘Best’ List

The Princeton Review has released its annual listing of the biggest and best at colleges and universities nationwide. Along with rundowns of the top party schools, school athletic facilities, and student radio stations, the Review has named the best U.S. college newspapers.

Princeton Review Names Best College Newspapers

The Princeton Review has released its annual listing of the biggest and best at colleges and universities nationwide. Along with rundowns of the top party schools, school athletic facilities, and student radio stations, the Review has named the best U.S. college newspapers.