College Media Podcast: The Incredibly Odd Student Newspaper Lawsuit Saga

Welcome to the latest installment of the College Media Podcast. The CMP is a collaborative venture with Bryan Murley from the Center for Innovation in College Media.

The podcast’s aim: spotlighting big college media news, standout student press work and an array of helpful and innovative tips, sites, programs and tech tools.


In our current episode, we discuss an incredibly odd lawsuit brought against the editor-in-chief of The Royal Purple student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater — for stories published two years before she took over.

According to one report, the incident shines a spotlight on “the largely unrecognized legal liability that college journalists face and the strange relationships between colleges and their student newspapers.”

Separately, Bryan introduces a new design tool called The Responsinator, which “helps website makers quickly get an indication of how their responsive site will look on the most popular devices.”

Click on the icon below to hear our spirited chat.



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