Oregon Journalism Students Having Trouble Checking Out Multimedia Equipment They Need (@DailyEmerald)

Students in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon are increasingly having trouble checking out reporting 2.0 tools like video cameras and digital recorders from the school stockpile, a report late last week in The Oregon Daily Emerald revealed. Apparently, a new set of classes is requiring their use, suddenly making demand dramatically outpace supply. Frustrations are up. Assignments are being submitted late. Deadlines are being pushed back. And work quality is suffering.

Jim Romenesko’s ‘Retirement Blog’ is Journalism’s Newest Destination Site

Jim Romenesko is having a good time. Lately, the “journalism evangelist,” “KING of the blogosphere,” and “go-to source for news about the news” has been waking up earlier, posting more often, and featuring content he had not felt free to publish for more than a decade. In the wake of his abrupt departure from The Poynter Institute late last year, he established an eponymous independent site that has quickly been embraced by media professionals, educators, students, and even a few Facebook spammers worldwide.

Student Press Headlines That Make Me Giggle #10 (@OColly #stripclub)

The winner of today’s edition of this recurring giggly headline feature is The Daily O’Collegian, hands down.  The Oklahoma State University student newspaper topped a front page centerpiece about a new strip club opening near campus with the header: “Diamond in the Muff.“

2012 Journalism Word of the Year: Entrepreneurial

2012 is only a month old and it is already a mortal lock: Journalism’s word of the year is entrepreneurial. It is being bandied about by j-profs and programs everywhere, finagling its way into existing course syllabi, new courses, full degrees, books, and workshops.

@CommInternships: A Column on Journalism 2.0 Jobs and Internships #2 (@QUCommCareers)

By Steven Chappell — The best thing about running the @comminternships feed has been my virtual meetings with many of my followers. One of those followers, @QUCommCareers, has become a virtual mirror of the feed, particularly for students in the Northeast corner of the U.S. The man behind the feed is Joseph Catrino, assistant dean […]

Student Press Version of ‘Lazy Higher Ed Journalism’

A write-up on “Lazy Higher Education Journalism” (spurred by a separate report on “Lazy Education Journalism” in general) recently achieved B-list viral status within the education and journalism communities. In her Inside Higher Ed essay, Melanie Fullick charges news media with inefficient, often superficial reporting on relevant issues such as school rankings, technology’s impact on education, the value and characteristics of international students and faculty, and the various “solutions” offered as panaceas to supposedly ailing higher learning institutions.

The Onward State Joe Paterno Death Error Saga: The Complete Storify

In the wake of the Onward State Joe Paterno death error saga, I have put together a Storify providing a full listing of relevant links that collectively lay out the gist of what happened and the larger lessons we can hopefully all take away. The hope is that it might be a helpful resource for j-students, student media staffers, and their advisers and profs.

Weber State Professor Explores Role of Homesickness in American History

As students recently returned to campuses for the start of spring semester, there is one especially nagging feeling many brought with them: homesickness. Whether it’s missing family, pets, friends or the comfort of the familiar, the notion of homesickness is undoubtedly as embedded within higher education as Spring Break and Saturday football. In her new book, Homesickness: An American History, Weber State University distinguished history professor Susan Matt traces the evolution of this longing sentiment from America’s earliest days.

10 Early Observations About JimRomenesko.com, Journalism’s Newest Destination Site (@romenesko)

In the wake of his expedited departure from Poynter, Jim Romenesko has established an eponymous independent site that has been passionately embraced by many in the journalism community. Even with his longtime A-list name recognition, the rapidity of the site’s rise in popularity and influence is startling.

Student Newspaper Publishes University of Alaska Salary Database

The Sun Star student newspaper at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has published a faculty and staff salary database for the entire UA system. Its launch is part of a larger look at UA’s finances, nicely summed up by the headline of a related feature: “How much money does it take to run the University of Alaska?”

Dorm Furniture Fun: What are Students Allowed to Trade, Move Out or Alter? (@princetonian #college)

In a recent opinion piece I just came across in The Daily Princetonian at Princeton University, a pair of student writers tackle the issue of dorm room furniture. In particular, they focus on school policy governing the relative freedom students have to lend, borrow, move out, and alter school-issued furniture in on-campus rooms. The piece prompted an audio brainstorming session that you can you tune in by clicking on the play button below. Its aim is helping student media staffers, their advisers, and j-profs possibly plan a related report of their own.

Onward State Editor at Penn State Resigns After Mistaken Scoop About Paterno’s Death

Devon Edwards, the managing editor of Onward State at Penn State University, has suddenly resigned. The resignation comes hours after the online student news outlet mistakenly reported that former PSU head football coach Joe Paterno had died from lung cancer.

A Student Editor’s 24-Hour Video Game Experiment

Late last semester, Miles Parks decided to play video games for 24 hours straight. Or in his words, “I was going to sit and game and turn my cerebral cortex into applesauce.” The student at the University of Tampa (where I teach and advise), an admittedly light gamer, conducted the multi-player, multi-platform, multi-game experiment in part to better understand his many friends and classmates who “can sit down at one end of an evening and beat up bad guys until the sun rises.”

Funny Student Press Headlines #7: ‘Texting, Walking & Why I Love Country Music & Don’t Care If You Don’t’

Texting and driving has made headlines in recent months. Sleep texting has even leapt onto the scene lately as a particularly curious phenomenon. But one other text-centric habit deserving of a spotlight has largely been ignored . . . until now. As the header to a recent commentary appearing in The Butler Collegian observes, “Texting and Walking Becomes a Nuisance.”

Married Students: What Rights, Benefits Should Schools Provide Their Spouses? (@UWBrandingIron)

In a letter to the editor published in a recent issue of The Branding Iron at the University of Wyoming, a UW senior relates her “concern and irritation with the lack of support for married students on campus.”