Red & Black Editor in Chief Resigns After Football Incident

Update, December 1st: The paper’s EIC apparently smuggled a Vodka bottle into the president’s box, in violation of the stadium’s alcohol policy.  According to one witness, he was also “stumbling around,” sporting a slightly unkempt appearance, and engaging in 

Editor Resigns Amid Paper’s Battle with Student Government

There is a classic battle brewing in Bend, Ore.: student newspaper versus student government.  The Broadside, the student-run weekly at Central Oregon Community College, has been at odds with the Associated Students of Central Community College (ASCOCC) …

Student Humor Magazine Pulled From Newsstands for ‘Offensive Images’

The latest issue of the Toike Oike, a student humor magazine at the University of Toronto, has been removed from campus newsstands amid complaints about a pair of images perceived by some to advocate or trivialize domestic abuse.

Topless Photo Shoot a First for Cambridge Student Paper

How much nudity should appear in the student newspaper? The Varsity, an independent student weekly at Britain’s Cambridge University, pushes the envelope in its latest issue with a fashion-themed photo spread featuring an undergraduate female topless and bottomless-from-the-back.

Murder Reference in Harvard Students’ Yale Video Parody: Clever Satire or Grossly Insensitive?

A video parody produced by a prominent student comedy team at Harvard mocking various parts of its Ivy League rival Yale has stirred controversy for its reference to last year’s murder of a Yale graduate student.

The video, “Why

University Press Snatcher Nabbed by FAU Police

Florida Atlantic University police have arrested a philosophy graduate student in connection with the recent theft and trashing of The University Press. According to a UP report, Yona Rabinowitz, 25, has been charged with grand theft, trespassing, and …

Random Tweets About College Media

Below is a sampling of recent tweets in some way related to college media.  A few are funny.  Several are serious.  The rest are just far out.  Enjoy!

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For ‘Potter’ Premiere, BSU Paper Becomes Daily Prophet

“With seven books, eight movies, a theme park and millions of fans,” a new piece in The Ball State Daily News confirms, “‘Harry Potter’ has sprouted from a simple idea to a $15 billion franchise.”  It has also inspired a …

Student Journalist Spotlight: Kyli Singh, Opinion Editor, The Miami Hurricane

Smokers’ rights.  Students’ sexual health.  Digital textbooks.  The arts in higher education.  Illegal music downloading.  Weapons possession in restaurants and bars.  Campus parking.  The campus shuttle service.  The campus police Emergency Notification Network.  The Amish.  The Tea Party.  President …

Quinnipiac Student Newspaper Told to Drop Housing Ads

Here we go again? Last month, Quinnipiac University administrators informed editors of The Chronicle student newspaper they should immediately stop running advertisements from area housing companies.

The newspaper refused the command, deeming it “a blatant example of prior

Journalism & Technology: A Love Story, by Bryan Murley

Journalism and technology are NOT at odds in higher ed. classrooms and curricula worldwide, according to the Center for Innovation in College Media‘s Bryan Murley.  In a recent revved-up rant of a post, Murley attempts to quash …

With Ad Sales Down, Montana State Student Newspaper Gets Serious

“Kick ass. Take names. Double-check the spelling.” The words implanted on the sign above the editor’s desk within The Exponent newsroom symbolize a current reinvention of sorts taking place at the paper- one possibly needed to save its life.

Nearly 2,000 Newspapers Trashed at Florida Atlantic U.

After a mostly crime-free semester, the thieves are suddenly back en masse within collegemediatopia.  Earlier this week, close to 2,000 copies of the current issue of The University Press at Florida Atlantic University were grabbed from newsstands across campus …

Things to Know Before Dating a Student Journalist

Is this romantic encounter on the record? Why is he taking notes at the frat party?  When I said I loved her, why did she tell me she needed a second source?

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Should Student Newspapers Hire Ombudsmen?

Amid the recent controversy over the Diamondback scooter editorial cartoon, the start of the editor in chief’s letter to readers intrigued me.

Even before apologizing and explaining the process by which the cartoon was approved and published, EIC