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 […]

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 […]

College Media Geeks: Emily Bloch, Florida Atlantic University

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

Covering Trump

The staff of the Iowa State Daily worked until the early hours of the morning on Election Night. They soon learned that their coverage of Donald Trump’s victory was just getting started.

A new Focus

Months after losing their newspaper, UCF student journalists move on with new, independent website

Breaking down breaking news

Editors from Ohio State University’s student-run newspaper talk about initial reactions and lessons learned from reporting on an attack on their campus.

Valentine’s Day Special: Pitt News Publishes Annual Sex Edition (@ThePittNews #sex)

Macognone’s missive is a call-to-arms trumpeting the arrival of the latest Pitt News sex edition. Now in its fourth year, it has emerged as one of collegemediatopia’s most insightful and creatively-designed themed issues tackling sex and love.

College Media Hall of Fame: David Teeghman, Founder, J-School Buzz, University of Missouri (@JSchoolBuzz)

J-School Buzz, an independent student blog focused with unblinking intensity on the University of Missouri School of Journalism, awes me. At the moment, it is the only hyperlocal student blog within collegemediatopia of any significance. It continues to break interesting stories and trigger debates of consequence in Columbia, Mo., and beyond. And it is staffed by students within the Mizzou J-School who are unafraid to doggedly and at times critically report on their own program, possibly angering those who give them grades, might recommend them for internships, and consider them from scholarships.

In the Spotlight: Elisa DeCastro, Devoted Nerdfighter & Notre Dame Observer Staffer

DFTBA. The five-letter acronym is also a call-to-arms. Simply put: Don’t Forget to Be Awesome. The saying is a core component of nerdfighting, a cult movement increasingly gaining traction on campuses nationwide. Nerdfighters are a loose collection of geeky do-gooders who attempt to enact positive change in the real world and online.

Student Journalist Spotlight: Brian Dzenis, Editor-in-Chief, The Temple News

Temple University student Brian Dzenis is a devoted member of what he calls “Team Bacon.”  Along with journalism, Dzenis has publicly declared his enjoyment of three things most in this world: “sports, bacon, and foods that include bacon.” — The editor-in-chief of The Temple News, the student newspaper at the Philadelphia school, recently tested his bacon adulation and general carnivorousness […]

Recent Journalism Grad: Dealing with ‘The Question’ & the Journalism Unemployment Myth

During the last academic year, Indiana University senior journalism student Sarah Hutchins dreaded what she called The Question, capital T, capital Q. — “The conversations always start the same,” Hutchins wrote a month before commencement for The Indiana Daily Student’s quarterly magazine Inside.  “‘So, what are you doing after graduation?‘  I’ve been asked by family, friends, old high […]

In the Spotlight: Max Hasan, College Music Correspondent, NextGen Journal

Three major musical buzzwords have emerged this summer among students: Moombahton, Tumblr, and Mac. The first is a genre. The second is a social network. The third is an increasingly popular performer. Max Hasan, NextGen Journal’s music correspondent, regularly tracks the trends, people, and platforms impacting all-things music– especially within the underground and student scenes. He also writes about what he calls “GOOD MUSIC” on his blog The Collab Projekt .

Young Journalist: ‘Reporters Are a Sketchy Breed’ :p

Angel McCurdy is a young journalist.  Yet, she jokes on Twitter that her love of “dresses, floral patterns, DIY projects, and newspapers” means she might actually be 80 years old. — As a staff writer at a kick-a** Florida daily, McCurdy has been fully ensconced in all-things journalism for awhile.  In her words, “I’ve been […]