Best College Newspapers: 2014 Ranking Released by Princeton Review

The Yale Daily News, The Daily Orange & The Cornell Daily Sun are the top three student pubs.

University President’s Son Arrested on Pot Charge: How to Cover It?

The son of Indiana University President Michael McRobbie was arrested over the weekend for allegedly smoking up– marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges are pending. ——- The Indiana Daily Student rightfully ran a short piece yesterday on the arrest and the incidents leading to it.  The article is brief and well-written, noting the connection to the […]

Official Stops Student Journalists from Blogging Due to NCAA Rules

This video explains much more comprehensively than I ever could the many, many, many, many reasons the NCAA rule severely limiting live blogging of college sports is crudely written, overreaching, and just plain dumb. ————- ————- As Just Journalism reported, a Wake Forest official warned Indiana Daily Student staffers live-blogging an IU-Wake Forest basketball game […]

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 […]

Journalist Spotlight: Emily Veach, Wall Street Journal Asia

Emily Veach is roughly a half-day ahead of you.  She recently arrived in Hong Kong, part of the larger “Wall Street Journal Copy Desk Diaspora” (an actual Facebook group).  She works nights.  She travels to Tapei on weekends and recently kayaked in the waters off Cheung Chau Island.  She enjoys playing “Rock Band.”  And she’s a twentysomething journalist worth knowing.     […]