Welcome to the latest installment of the College Media Podcast. The CMP is a collaborative venture between me and Bryan Murley from the Center for Innovation in College Media. In our most recent episode, recorded late last week amid news of another big-time college paper’s reinvention, we discuss what actually qualifies as a full-blown digital-first revolution versus just a shift. Bryan also talks a bit about a possibly helpful site, RebelMouse, which bills itself as nothing less than “your social front page.”
Thanksgiving stinks for vegans. The holiday has lost its national significance, serving mostly as a prelude to Black Friday fervor. The festivities involve family interactions that often result in a six-word stage play of sorts: “Eat pray love drink ﬁght slap.” And the best part of the holiday, its accompanying break from school, needs to be longer. These are just a few of the Thanksgiving-themed perspectives college students have shared in recent days within their campus newspapers and magazines.
The State Press is doing nothing less than “re-inventing the college newspaper for the 21st century.” Late last week, the Arizona State University student paper announced a big, bold, headfirst leap into the digital journalism wonderland. The State Press 2.0 will premiere in January. It will drop its daily print edition in favor of a bulked-up weekly and “digital products [that] include a new website optimized for viewing on mobile devices, updated iPhone and Android apps, as well as a new iPad app.”
Dying Chivalry, Changing Virginity, Girl Flirting, Lesbian Chic: Student Press Sex, Love & Socializing Stories
Disappearing chivalry. Twenty-first century virgins. Girl flirting. Lesbian chic. Hairy faces. Lust at first sight. Internet porn. Two “Fifty Shades of Grey” smackdowns. And one very expensive condom. Below is a sampling of recent– or at least recently spotted– top-notch student press columns and features on sex, love, and other undergrad socialization tendencies.