Breaking down breaking news

Editors from Ohio State University’s student-run newspaper talk about initial reactions and lessons learned from reporting on an attack on their campus.

Meet the Spring 2015 CMM Editorial Fellows

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

‘LieStrong’: Student Columnists React to Lance Armstrong Doping Confession

In a two-part prime-time special late last week, former champion cyclist Lance Armstrong told Oprah Winfrey he used performance-enhancing drugs during the height of his once-renowned career. Although slightly overshadowed by the Notre Dame Manti Te’o online love hoax, Armstrong’s on-camera confession has still spurred worldwide media attention and a bevy of public reactions since its airing. In a slew of commentaries and editorials, student journalists have also been weighing in. The students’ sentiments overall: Apology accepted, but it does not negate the lies.

10 Things I’ve Learned About College Students, Campus Life

Nerdfighters. Hipsters. Speedy seniors. Dropouts. Superfans. Slackliners. Drunkorexics. Tanorexics. Adderall addicts. Longboarders. Sleep texters. Thrifters. Illegall downloaders. And one very bold halftime streaker. Over the past 18 months or so, for my Campus Beat column on USA TODAY College, I have written about an array of students involved in a ton of different activities, organizations, scandals and states of mind. In recognition of my 100th column– posted earlier this semester– here is a quick top 10 list of things I have learned about college life and the world at-large through Campus Beat.

Anti-Romney College Football Ad in Ohio State Lantern Grabs Eyeballs, Press Attention

A full-page advertisement in the recent Homecoming issue of The Lantern at Ohio State University has stirred attention for serving up a simple reminder to OSU diehards and alums: Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is a fan of the University of Michigan Wolverines, a heated OSU football rival. Student press, meet the political silly season.