CMM revisits: Most popular Facebook pages

The volume of work and number of years that Dan dedicated to college media will occasionally give us the opportunity to look back. At the top headlines. At the big stories. At what Dan himself was writing about years ago.

Here’s such an example:

During this week in 2010, Dan posted, “Ten Student Newspapers Sporting the Most Facebook Fans.” The headline was self-explanatory, with The Daily Tar Heel leading the way with 5,984 fans.

As I was looking at the post Monday, I asked myself, “What would this list look like today?” So, I set to find out, with a couple of key changes. The Facebook “fan” has given way to the Facebook “like.” And let’s include online-only student media outlets.

So, with a new working headline, here are the “Ten Student Media Organizations Sporting the Most Facebook Likes.” You’ll notice there’s a new No. 1.

(Disclaimer: The Facebook likes are good as of Tuesday afternoon. For entertainment purposes only. Did I miss someone? Email, collegemediamatters2@gmail.com.)

10.) Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles, 17,548 likes

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9.) The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan, 20,857 likes

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8.) The Crimson White, University of Alabama, 21,789 likes

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7.) Central Michigan Life, Central Michigan University, 24,810 likes

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6.) Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University, 25,035 likes

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5.) The Daily Collegian, Penn State University, 25,920 likes

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4.) The Daily Tar Heel, University of North Carolina, 33,453 likes

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3.) The Daily Californian, University of California, Berkeley, 34,530 likes

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2.) The Harvard Crimson, Harvard University, 70,804 likes

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1.) Onward State, Penn State University, 96,706 likes

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