5 Student Newspaper New Year’s Resolutions for 2013

Be productive. Find a point to pointlessness. And fool around a bit.  These are teasers from a few of the tips offered recently by student journalists. — As fall semester and this calendar year came to a close, editors, and columnists at campus newspapers nationwide earnestly reflected on lessons learned, experiences undertaken, and dreams that […]

In the Spotlight: Taylor Doherty, Special Projects Editor, The Chronicle, Duke University

One of the most prolific writers featured on the website of The Chronicle, Duke University’s student newspaper, is a gray-haired alum from the 1960s. Ed Rickards, a former journalist, is currently a full-time “Duke Checker.” Under that pseudonym (very recently switched from “Fact Checker”), Rickards, 69, runs “an increasingly popular blog that focuses on the governance of Duke and the scandals that occur on the university’s campus.”

Student Media 2.0: Duke Chronicle’s Photo Blog Shutter Features Blue Devils Dancing, Dunking and Much More

Built atop the power of Tumblr, PhotoShelter, and more than 40 student photographers, The Duke Chronicle’s photo blog Shutter is a must-see snapshot smorgasbord.

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.

Duke Chronicle Editors Push for Less Coursework for Top Eds.

Running a student newspaper, big or small, daily or weekly, is a full-time job.  It is a practical, hands-on educational experience that teaches a student just as much as (and usually more than) even the best of classes.  In an editorial published today, top editors at The Chronicle, the student daily at Duke University, are […]

Should Attempted Suicide Story Have Been Run?

A short article run in The Chronicle at Duke University earlier this month about a student’s attempted suicide has spurred vicious criticism on campus and even a poster campaign calling for the editor in chief’s resignation.   Via College Rag, critics’ two main points of contention: The article effectively identifies the student involved (by naming his dorm and gender, […]