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 […]

Princeton Review Best College Newspapers: 2012 List

The latest rankings report listing the country’s “Best College Newspapers” has been released by Princeton Review. The papers are listed below, in order of their selection. Penn State’s Daily Collegian vaulted to the top, following in the footsteps of its CMM “College Newspaper of the Year” honors earlier this summer.

College Media Mad Money #1: How Much of Your Students’ Meal Plans Are Wasted? (@DailyTarHeel)

A full quarter. One-fourth. 25 percent. As The Daily Tar Heel recently revealed in an wonderful, astounding report, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “25 percent of all meals bought through campus dining plans are wasted each semester.” In the write-up by Katie Quine, the high percentage prompts a student-admin. blame game: Students claiming they are forced into plans that almost force them to pay for excess food and the dining director arguing (as paraphrased by Quine) arguing that the “large percentage of unused meals can be attributed to students buying meal plans that don’t match their lifestyles.”

Daily Tar Heel Columnist at UNC: Choosing a Major ‘Not Always About the Money,’ Even During Recession

A Daily Tar Heel column at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill currently nabbing comments and attention argues that even amid a down economy most students are NOT majoring in something simply because they think it will ensure oodles of cash upon graduation.

Princeton Review Names Best College Newspapers

The Princeton Review has released its annual listing of the biggest and best at colleges and universities nationwide. Along with rundowns of the top party schools, school athletic facilities, and student radio stations, the Review has named the best U.S. college newspapers.

Bomb Threat Does Not Stop Daily Tar Heel from Publishing!

Do not mess with The Daily Tar Heel!  Student staffers at the venerable University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus newspaper were dealing with the usual stresses of a looming print deadline this past Sunday night.  And then the bomb dropped.  Or at least the threat of one, which forced the evacuation of a […]

College Papers Not Immune to Economic Doom and Gloom

As I wrote in early October, “The story of the student press so far this semester: The existence of the first sustained crack in college print papers’ seeming invincibility to the online takeover and economic downturn.”   Since then, the economy has continued to collapse faster than Amy Winehouse’s career, prompting an unprecedented ad-revenue slowdown and […]