Patti Hartranft prepares for retirement after 40 years at The Daily Collegian

Last Friday, as much of the media world was covering the inauguration of the 45th president, Penn State’s Patti Hartranft was trying to clean out her office after 40 years of service to The Daily Collegian. In preparation of her retirement, Patti filled boxes of memorabilia and discussed the lessons she learned over her career. […]

CMM revisits: Most popular Facebook pages

The volume of work and number of years that Dan dedicated to college media will occasionally give us the opportunity to look back. At the top headlines. At the big stories. At what Dan himself was writing about years ago. Here’s such an example: During this week in 2010, Dan posted, “Ten Student Newspapers Sporting […]

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.

Student Newspaper Obama Re-election Front Pages: ‘A President Prevails’

Along with a number of stirring images and iconic front pages designed and published today by the professional press, the student press has delivered some memorable, historic page ones as well. Below is a screenshot sampling college newspaper post-election front pages, including from papers in battleground states and states in which a majority of voters did not support President Obama’s reelection plans.

Penn State Daily Collegian Publishes ‘One Year Later’ Sandusky Scandal Special Section

The Daily Collegian at Penn State University published a special section in today’s issue offering a retrospective about various aspects of the high-profile Sandusky scandal that continues to haunt the school. The six-page section, titled “One Year Later,” appears on the anniversary of the release of the grand jury presentment that revealed the shockingly graphic charges against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. It was the day Casey McDermott– the Collegian’s managing editor at the time and now its editor-in-chief– first realized “what a horrific story this would be.”

Penn State Daily Collegian Names Entire ‘Sandusky Scandal’ Staff to Paper’s Hall of Fame

The entire 2011-2012 editorial and business staff of The Daily Collegian at Penn State University has been named to the paper’s Hall of Fame. It is an honor almost exclusively given to individual staffers. Longtime Collegian general manager Patti Hartranft announced the special selection this past Saturday night at a formal dinner in State College, Pa., part of a weekend-long alumni reunion celebrating the paper’s 125th anniversary.

Daily Collegian Photographer Charged in Riot at PSU

First, just for fun, an announcement: I pen this post from Hong Kong, meaning I have now blogged about college media while in four countries (HK, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore).  I write this in the spirit of The Poynter Institute’s esteemed Al Tompkins, who notes with a smile at the start of a How to Vlog video he […]