Sandy Hook Tragedy: 5 Story Ideas for Student Media

The mid-December shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, continues to garner immense news coverage worldwide. But the student press overall has not produced many stories or commentaries touching on the tragedy– simply because many outlets had already stopped publishing for the semester prior to its occurrence. At the start of spring semester, college media should at last offer an array of related Sandy Hook reports and perspectives for their student readers. Here are five story ideas to help get them started on their coverage.

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.

Fresh Orange: Syracuse University Student Newspaper Sports Redesigned Website

The Daily Orange is at last in control of its own online destiny. At the start of fall semester, the Syracuse University student newspaper unveiled a website free from “the order imposed by College Publisher . . . their CMS, ad network, and host.”

Princeton Review Best College Newspapers: 2012 List

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The latest rankings report listing the country’s “Best College Newspapers” has been released by Princeton Review. The papers are listed below, in order of their selection. Penn State’s Daily Collegian vaulted to the top, following in the footsteps of its CMM “College Newspaper of the Year” honors earlier this summer.