Time for a change in newsrooms

FRIDAY,  SEPT 18, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 24) It’s time for change in our newsrooms: here’s how (Bureau of Investigative Journalism) What journalism is and what it does has a profound effect on the society we aim to reflect and inform. Our discourse and decisions around immigration, inequality, crime – frankly everything – wouldContinue reading “Time for a change in newsrooms”

Student newspapers are crucial

THURSDAY,  SEPT 17, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 23) On Texas Campuses, Student-Run Newspapers Have Become Crucial Sources of Coronavirus News (Texas Monthly) On August 18, Rice University’s student-run newspaper, the Thresher, broke the news that one of the school’s eleven residential colleges would move its freshman orientation activities online after two student orientation leadersContinue reading “Student newspapers are crucial”

Rethinking objectivity

TUESDAY,  SEPT 15, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 21) Should journalists rethink objectivity? Stanford professors weigh in (Stanford Daily) “Journalists need to be overt and candid advocates for social justice, and it’s hard to do that under the constraints of objectivity,” said Ted Glasser, communications professor at Stanford, in an interview with The Daily. TheContinue reading “Rethinking objectivity”

College media survey

MONDAY,  SEPT 14, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 20) ‘State of College Media’ survey results (College Media Review) Ninety-four percent of college media outlets continued production during the COVID-19 pandemic amid campus shutdowns and restructuring operations to work virtually, according to the results of CMA’s 2020 benchmarking survey. The fourth annual “State of College Media”Continue reading “College media survey”

Privacy ≠ COVID secrecy

THURSDAY,  SEPT 3, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 14) Universities can’t use privacy laws to withhold data on coronavirus outbreaks, experts say (Washington Post) University of Alabama faculty members were threatened by department leaders Aug. 24 with “serious consequences” if they shared news of coronavirus infections on campus. Arizona State University, which boasts one ofContinue reading “Privacy ≠ COVID secrecy”

Service Journalsim

WEDNESDAY,  SEPT 2, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 13) When you’re supposed to stay at home all the time, service journalism fills a new role (Nieman Lab) Once you start looking for it, you see service journalism everywhere. Tips on how to make face masks fit better, reading lists to learn about institutional racism, adviceContinue reading “Service Journalsim”

Remotely prepared print newspaper

FRIDAY,  AUG. 28, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 11) (TribLive) The Pitt News remotely produces print student newspaper during pandemic The Pitt News released its first print edition of the academic year on Wednesday, keeping alive a 110-year-old Pitt tradition. But things at The Pitt News were far from normal. Jon Moss, the student newspaper’sContinue reading “Remotely prepared print newspaper”

Student media sound the alarm

THURSDAY,  AUG. 27, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 10) (Axios) Student media sounds alarm on unsafe university reopenings College media outlets are calling out their universities for failing to address the potentially-devastating communal spread of COVID-19 in their college towns. Why it matters: With local newspapers in decline, campus papers have increasingly become the defaultContinue reading “Student media sound the alarm”

Anxious media advisers

FRIDAY,  AUG. 21, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 6) (Student Press Law Center) Student media advisers say they’re anxious about going back to school during COVID-19 Some student media advisers are scared going into the fall semester—both for their students’ safety, Sarah Verpooten watched as a parent at an Aug. 3 school board meeting advocatedContinue reading “Anxious media advisers”