The Diamondback at UMD is Amping Up Its Digital, Entrepreneurial & Innovation Efforts

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Matt Schnabel is editor-in-chief of The Diamondback at the University of Maryland, where he is a journalism major. He is currently interning on the copy desk at The Boston Globe.

Matt Schnabel is editor-in-chief of The Diamondback at the University of Maryland. He recently assumed the top spot after serving a number of other roles including copy editor, deputy managing editor and managing editor.  

For those out of the loop on collegemediatopia news, the A-list outlet is aggressively amping up its online, entrepreneurial and innovation efforts. The paper announced in April that it was cutting back to a weekly print edition, freeing staffers to experiment and engage much more heavily in the digital news landscape. As outgoing EIC Laura Blasey wrote at the time, “We’re excited for this new chapter of the Diamondback’s history. The legacy of this organization is one of bold decisions, and we’re going all in on our digital future.”

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For this edition of the College Media Podcast, Schnabel discusses the Diamondback’s digital future, including the motivations behind the paper’s print cutback, the ins-and-outs of its partnership with The Washington Post, the creation of the Diamondback Lab and a few early ideas on how the paper hopes to make money as a digital-first media property.

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