Student editorials

WEDNESDAY,  SEPT 23, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 27)
editorial definition
(College Media Review)
As universities around the country began responding with announcements of extended spring breaks and the transition to online learning because of COVID-19, student journalists working at college newspapers were forced to react to an unprecedented situation.
 In addition to news coverage, many decided to publish editorials addressing the situation, and in these editorials, they had to choose which angle or frame to address the impact of COVID-19.
 Given the importance of editorials in news discourse, it is important to understand the content of these editorials, and specifically those that first addressed the COVID-19 pandemic, in an effort to understand how student newspapers can and should consider framing in the editorial process, especially in response to a crisis.
(Inside Higher Education)
For community journalists, and the audiences depending on them, the headlines could scarcely be more discouraging. More than one in five of America’s local newspapers have closed since 2004 and newsroom employment is down 25 percent since the Great Recession.
The recent news that Youngstown, Ohio (population 65,000) would no longer be served by a daily newspaper made a future without local news coverage painfully imaginable.
Colleges and universities cannot alone solve what afflicts the news industry, but neither can higher education be a spectator.
At too many institutions, the attitude toward journalism ranges from indifference to hostility. Student journalists regularly report being frozen out from access to information, threatened with retaliation for candid reporting that exposes institutional shortcomings or demonized by the very people responsible for educating them
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Thursday, Sept. 23   11:00 am PDT
With new voting processes, rampant mis/disinformation campaigns, unprecedented campaign spending and expected delays in results due to increased mail-in voting, journalists must prepare to cover an election unlike any other. What tools can you use to do your best work this election?
Join PolitiFact Editor-in-Chief Angie Holan and reporter Daniel Funke as they delve into the variety of online tools you can use to enhance your coverage, including Google trends, advanced search, political ads on Facebook and more. They’ll also help explain how to find other public opinion resources, content to fact-check and provide other tips to make sure your election coverage doesn’t miss a beat.
High School
(Granite Bay HS)
Community College
(Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
Menstrual cups are here to stay, PERIOD
Community College
San Diego Mesa Press  (Vol. 65   No. 6)
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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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