College Media Geeks: Gabe Fleck, Oregon State University

Through his singing and his editing, Gabe Fleck spends his spare time inspiring others

Women’s March: A look at college media coverage

The Women’s March on Washington, combined with the more than 600 sister marches that took place across the United States on Saturday, is believed to be the largest day of protest in the country’s history. College media outlets were out en masse covering these marches, from major cities such as Washington, Los Angeles and Denver […]

Patti Hartranft prepares for retirement after 40 years at The Daily Collegian

Last Friday, as much of the media world was covering the inauguration of the 45th president, Penn State’s Patti Hartranft was trying to clean out her office after 40 years of service to The Daily Collegian. In preparation of her retirement, Patti filled boxes of memorabilia and discussed the lessons she learned over her career. […]

UNLV student newspaper gets new life

The first day of spring classes at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas brought with it good news for its student newspaper. The advisory board for The Scarlett & Gray Free Press approved Tuesday morning a funding plan that would allow the newspaper to operate through the 2017 calendar year. Under the plan, the Las […]

The State Hornet finds a new home

The State Hornet has won its fight to remain in the heart of the Sacramento State campus. The weekly student-run newspaper wrote in an editorial this week that its newsroom will relocate to Del Norte Hall in time for the start of spring semester classes Jan. 23. The State Hornet was one of several campus […]

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 […]

Stop kidding yourself. Your audience scans print like they scan smartphones.

We call them “readers,” but they really don’t want to “read.” They want to scan. They believe that will be enough.

College Media Geeks: Kavahn Mansouri, Webster University

Editor’s note: For many in college media, the end of the fall semester represents a break from the classroom and the newsroom. But for at least one editor in chief, December meant graduation and handing over the reins. Kavahn Mansouri is the outgoing editor in chief of The Journal at Webster University in suburban St. […]

Minnesota Daily covering football team suspensions, possible bowl boycott

With the college football bowl season set to kick off Saturday, the big story is whether the University of Minnesota will take the field against Washington State in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27 in San Diego. The football team announced Thursday that it would boycott all activities and practices after 10 players were suspended […]

Covering Trump: The Daily Orange

Editor’s note: This article was written by Justin Mattingly, the editor in chief of The Daily Orange, the independent student newspaper at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. This is the second in a series showcasing student publications and how they’ve covered one of the most unique elections in United States history. A week before […]

Adviser spotlight: David Swartzlander, Doane University

Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series that will be spotlight college media advisers and the unique things they are doing. David Swartzlander is a past president of College Media Association. What started as a last-minute idea has become a once-every-four-years tradition for David Swartzlander. Next month, for the fifth time, he […]

How one student media outlet covered an international story on its own campus

When the staff of The Battalion received a request for advertising for a talk by a white nationalist, they started covering one of the biggest stories to hit their campus. And started fielding calls from the national, professional press.

College Media Geeks: Emily Bloch, Florida Atlantic University

She battles bad writing, plagiarists and zombies and freelances on the side

Colorado mayor declares December “Student Media Celebration Month”

The mayor of Fort Collins, Colorado, has made December “Student Media Celebration Month.” Wade Troxell presented a proclamation earlier this week in honor of the 125th anniversary of The Rocky Mountain Collegian, the independent student newspaper of Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins. The proclamation read in part: “… The Rocky Mountain Collegian reflects […]

Covering the Death of a Campus Icon

When an Elon University legend died, Elon News Network responded the only way they knew how