50 Best Student Press Websites: 2013 Edition

Lively. Responsive. Innovative. Frequently updated. Visual. Easily navigable. Professional. Content-driven. Multimedia-friendly. And millennial-generation cool.

The best websites constructed and maintained by college media outlets and student-powered reporting labs embody all or most of those attributes. And many of the sites are also, magically, wonderfully, imperfect– for the right reasons. They are imperfect because their staffs are determined to reinvent or at least continually tinker, keeping in touch with audience appetites and the overwhelming array of digital and mobile possibilities.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos recently told staff at his newest acquisition The Washington Post, “All businesses need to be young forever. If your customer base ages with you, you’re Woolworth’s. The number one rule has to be: Don’t be boring.”

In that spirit, above all else, below is a rundown of the 50 least boring websites in college media circa now. They represent the most exciting, fascinating, polished and inventive online presences the student press and student journalism news services have to offer.

To respectfully nominate a separate student site for least boring status, please comment on this post ASAP.

Ball Bearings, Ball State University

BallBearings

Bwog, Columbia University

Bwog

Collegiate Times, Virginia Tech University

CollegiateTimes

Columbia Daily Spectator, Columbia University

ColumbiaSpectator

Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles

DailyBruin

District, Savannah College of Art and Design

District

Drake Magazine, Drake University

DrakeMag

Emerald Media Group, University of Oregon

Emerald

Ethos, Iowa State University

Ethos

Flux, University of Oregon

Flux

Golden Gate Xpress, San Francisco State University

GoldenGateXPress

Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University

IndianaDailyStudent

Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University

IowaStateDaily

IvyGate

IvyGate

KentWired, Kent State University

KentWired

Mission Local, University of California, Berkeley

MissionLocal

Neon Tommy, University of Southern California

NeonTommy

North by Northwestern, Northwestern University

NorthByNorthwestern

NYCity News Service, City University of New York

NYCityNewsService

NYU Local, New York University

NYULocal

Onward State, Penn State University

OnwardState

OR Magazine, University of Oregon

***It’s not a site. It’s the first student-produced iPad magazine. And it’s badass. So it’s on the list.***

ORMag

Otterbein360, Otterbein University

Otterbein360

Reporter, Rochester Institute of Technology

Reporter

TCU 360, Texas Christian University

TCU360

The Badger Herald, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Badger Herald

The Chronicle, Duke University

DukeChronicle

The Daily Aztec, San Diego State University

DailyAztec

The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley

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The Daily Collegian, Penn State University

DailyCollegian

The Daily Mississippian, University of Mississippi

DailyMiss

The Daily Nebraskan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

DailyNebraskan

The Daily O’Collegian, Oklahoma State University

DailyOCollegian

The Daily Orange, Syracuse University

DailyOrange

The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania

DailyPennsylvanian

The Daily Princetonian, Princeton University

Prince

The Daily Tar Heel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

TarHeel

The GW Hatchet, George Washington University

GWHatchet

The Harvard Crimson, Harvard University

HarvardCrimson

The Lantern, Ohio State University

Lantern

The Louisville Cardinal, University of Louisville

LouisvilleCardinal

The Minnesota Daily, University of Minnesota

MinnDaily

The New School Free Press, The New School

NewSchoolFreePress

The Red & Black, University of Georgia

RedandBlack

The Red Line Project, DePaul University

RedLine

The Stanford Daily, Stanford University

StanfordDaily

The State News, Michigan State University

StateNews

The State Press, Arizona State University

StatePress

The Temple News, Temple University

TempleNews

The University Daily Kansan, University of Kansas

Kansan

UH Productions, University of Hawaii at Manoa

UHProductions

Viking Fusion, Berry College

VikingFusion

Washington Square News, New York University

WashingtonSquareNews

Yale Daily News, Yale University

YaleDailyNews

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6 Responses to “50 Best Student Press Websites: 2013 Edition”
  1. Cavaliers says:

    The Cavalier Daily, University of Virginia

  2. Nicole Gilbert says:

    Awesome! Proud to be a State Press alumna.

  3. The Panther says:

    Chapman University’s The Panther Online
    http://www.thepantheronline.com

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