SEC front page goes viral

WEDNESDAY,  AUG. 26, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 9)
(College Spun)
An SEC school’s student newspaper cover about the start of the academic year is going viral on social media on Sunday night.
The University of Mississippi is scheduled to begin its fall semester on Monday. Ole Miss had its first full day of classes on Monday.
Is the SEC university ready to start the year in the middle of a global pandemic?
Ole Miss’ student newspaper, The Daily Mississippian, attempted to answer that question on the front page of this week’s issue.
(Poynter Institute – The Lead)
University administrators and independent student journalists often don’t get along. Because private universities are not necessarily subject to open records laws, often the only way to get information about the university is to ask— leaving the fate of student journalists in the hands of media relations specialists who can be uncooperative. And when a university refuses to work with its student newspaper, the entire university community is harmed.
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(Reynolds Journalism Institute)
Newsrooms in the U.S. have the opportunity to pair up with journalism students from across the country to find new ways to engage with readers during the 14th annual RJI Student Innovation Competition.
Each year the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism issues a challenge to college students to develop a product or service to help solve a journalism challenge. This year’s goal is to help newsrooms reconnect with audiences during a season of isolation.
“We thought that helping newsrooms find new and creative ways to engage with their communities was a timely and important challenge,” says Kat Duncan, interim director of innovation at RJI. “We are sure that the students will come up with amazing ideas, which will be beneficial to newsrooms all over the country.”
(Chronicle of Higher Education)
Leading an effective discussion in an online forum is a skill you can learn, much as you learned how to lead class discussions in person. A forum discussion just seems harder to oversee because it’s so unfamiliar — you probably never participated in one yourself as a student.
To that end, here are six simple ways to foster meaningful conversations in an online forum.
High School
Community College
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Look for more links to student stories at the Online Elsewhere Facebook page. Trying something new with your program? Something interesting happen? Let me know at (cameron without the “e”). 
Copyright 2020 by Rich Cameron

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