40 More Must-Follow Twitter Feeds for Journalism Students

Certain sources sporting active Twitter feeds are especially valuable to journalism students. Building off the accounts featured in part one, here is an additional set of 40 must-follow Twitter feeds.

Kansas Football Coach Tweets Angrily About Daily Kansan Coverage of Team

Charlie Weis was wicked mad late last week. The head coach of the University of Kansas football team lashed out at The University Daily Kansan in a 140-character burst of righteous anger. The tweet spurred national attention and a public scolding from some members of the press.

College Media Podcast #5: USA TODAY Redesign & the American University Breastfeeding Controversy

In our most recent episode, recorded Friday afternoon, we started with a breakdown of the high-profile USA TODAY redesign (including its new balls) and segued to a discussion about a similarly buzzworthy flap at American University involving classroom breastfeeding and some quality student newspaper reporting.

Pitt News Editorial Challenges Student Government Decision to Suspend Collegiate Readership Program

A new editorial in The Pitt News at the University of Pittsburgh is calling for the school’s student government to reverse its recent decision to suspend the Collegiate Readership Program on campus. Through the program, in place on many campuses nationwide, free copies of USA TODAY and The New York Times are regularly available for students.

As Student Newspaper Archives Grow Online, Some Alums Worry About Their Google Prints

The evermore expansive set of student press archives being placed online continues to concern those who wish their undergrad misdeeds or heated words would stay in the past, not in their Google prints. — As a new USA Today College piece by Ohio University journalism student Stephanie Stark confirms, “[C]ollege newspapers are uploading old print […]

USA Today Collegiate Correspondent Program: New Student Publishing Opportunity

USA Today College recently put out a nationwide call for its new Collegiate Correspondent Program.  The semester-long virtual internship-freelancing gig provides participants with an opportunity to publish their work on the fast-growing student arm of the famed newspaper’s online operation. — — The program also promises mentorship from USA Today editors and a small stipend, not to mention […]

Collegiate Readership Program: Competition or Complement to Student Media?

The controversial Collegiate Readership Program recently debuted at the University of Arizona, causing concerns among the leadership of The Daily Wildcat, the school’s student newspaper.  The barebones gist: The UA students union is paying for a few thousand copies of USA Today and The Arizona Star to be available free to students across campus.  The […]

Student Journalists’ Futures To Be Outsourced?

As a colleague who passed along this USA Today story noted in an e-mail, “It’s not college journalism, but still, wow.”  The basics: MediaNews Group CEO Dean Singleton speechified on Monday at the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association that outsourcing might be in journalism’s next wave.   According to Singleton:   One thing we’re exploring is having […]