Western Kentucky turns successful yearbook into even more successful magazine

Whenever college yearbook folks hear that another college yearbook is being cancelled or transitioned into something like a magazine or table top book, they get nervous. But when it was announced that the Western Kentucky University Talisman was transitioning, it was hard to be nervous when the students and professionals were so excited about what […]

Student editors voice opinions on travel ban

As journalists around the country seek to cover the new administration and its policies, student journalists offer opinions on the effectiveness of the travel ban and its impact on college campuses. Here’s a sampling of what students are saying. Washington State University, The Daily Evergreen http://www.dailyevergreen.com/opinion/article_97f3e3b0-e8f5-11e6-b7d4-c35a378ba3b3.html Northern Illinois University, The Northern Star http://northernstar.info/opinion/fill-in-the-blank-the-immigration-ban-is/article_f439cc6c-ea61-11e6-949e-07658bc5f38a.html Rice University, […]

The Tiger at Clemson scores with special championship edition

When the Clemson Tigers surprised the Alabama Crimson Tide by winning the college football National Championship, the staff of The Tiger surprised themselves by not only covering the game (before even being back on campus), but by producing a special edition in record turnaround time. Most students were still on winter break, the game was […]

Supreme Court nominee has college media background

President Donald Trump on Tuesday selected Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated nearly one year ago by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch, who has served as a federal appeals court judge since 2006, is a Columbia University graduate and its student newspaper the Columbia Spectator covered the announcement. The story, […]

Covering Trump: The Daily Orange takes to Washington

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 third in a series showcasing student publications and how they’ve covered one of the most unique elections in United States history. I turned to […]

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 […]