Top Student Journalists Weigh in on the Brian Williams Scandal


One editor’s take: “[I]f Brian Williams comes back to NBC, I’ll say goodbye for good.”

What Will the Student Press Be Like in 2030?


Student editors mention BuzzFeed, Vox and the “Star Trek” Holodeck as models for college media’s future.

CMM Fellows: What’s Your Journalism Junk Food?


Among the selections: Grantland, Gawker, Cosmopolitan and Smart Girls at the Party.

Meet the Spring 2015 CMM Editorial Fellows


The CMM Editorial Fellowship is aimed at amplifying the voices of student media leaders nationwide.

50 Best Journalism Schools and Programs at U.S. Colleges & Universities [Updated for 2013]

A list of 50 undergraduate journalism programs I consider to be the best in the U.S.

NYU Student Becomes Online Sensation After Sending ‘Reply-All’ Email

It began with a message about a tax form. It led to an email from a student to his mother. And it quickly evolved into a unique online viral sensation. Meet Max Wiseltier. The New York University sophomore is currently known across campus and around the world (wide web). His claim to fame: accidentally hitting “reply all.”

NYU’s Washington Square News Publishes Standout Special Election Issue

On Friday, The Washington Square News at New York University published an excellent special issue focused on numerous facets of the rapidly concluding presidential campaign. As Amy Zhang, the student paper’s web managing editor, tells me, “Our goal was to move past the horse race media coverage of the election that is such an unproductive component of the political theatre during an election year. For this issue, the WSN wanted to provide our NYU community with a comprehensive guide to all the issues that affect our generation.”

20 Must-Follow Twitter Feeds for Student Journalists


Here is a starter list of 20 must-follow Twitter feeds– specifically those that will help students learn the craft and keep up with what journalists are debating, enjoying and attempting to understand on a daily basis. Some feature journalism, media and technology news. Others offer advice and job and internship listings. And still others are kept by journalists and big thinkers whose new media maxims, mindsets and methods are worth emulating. The must-follow feeds are listed in alphabetical order.

Student Blogs “Determined to Reinvent College Journalism”

The still relatively new batch of online student outlets with new media sense and underground sensibilities have been dubbed nothing less than full-blown “blogging fraternities.”  A new Chronicle of Higher Education feature declares that the “national wave of student-run Web outfits [are] determined to reinvent college journalism. . . . Readers devour these sites. College officials […]

Student Journalist Spotlight: Cody Brown, NYU Local

Cody Brown is a journalism revolutionary. As publisher of NYU Local at New York University, “a 24 hour Web site about the school we call home,” Brown is aiming to “remove the distinction of who is a professional and who is a citizen and let everyone contribute in the same way, using their real names […]

“A 24 Hour Website About the School . . . We Call Home”

I’m starting the latest post in purple, in honor of the newest entrant into NYU’s collegemediatopia: NYU Local, “a 24 hour website about the school and the city that we call home.”     According to a MediaShift post by the one and only Alana Taylor, it came into being two months ago, as an […]