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”

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”

Don’t make us write obituaries

MONDAY,  AUG. 24, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 7) Don’t make us write obituaries University of Norte Dame Observer– When we learned the institutions within the tri-campus community intended to have students return for the fall semester, we experienced a variety of emotions — excitement to reunite with our friends, relief to return to the classroomContinue reading “Don’t make us write obituaries”

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”


THURSDAY,  AUG. 20, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 5) (Washington Post) The NCAA uses ‘student-athlete’ as a weapon. Some college journalists just stripped it away. Last week, the editors of the (University of North Carolina) Tar Heel informed the world they would no longer use the heinous phrase “student-athlete.” They pointed out that their ownContinue reading ““Student-Athlete””

Student Media Finances

WEDNESDAY,  AUG. 19, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 4) (Student Press Law Center) Student Media Finances: Resources and Deeper Dives One of the top concerns facing student media is financial durability. If you haven’t yet, we recommend you start by checking out our Student Media Financial Survival Strategies page, where you’ll find ideas and toolsContinue reading “Student Media Finances”

Rare student newspaper lawsuit

TUESDAY,  AUG. 18, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 3) (Student Press Law Center) Former Harvard employee files rare lawsuit against student newspaper A former Harvard University employee named the school’s student newspaper in a federal lawsuit filed July 20, accusing The Harvard Crimson of defamation and libel over coverage of his nude play about circumcision.Continue reading “Rare student newspaper lawsuit”

Welcome Back to Online Elsewhere

Vol. 2 No. 1Aug. 14, 2020 (click to view video) WELCOME BACK TO ONLINE ELSEWHERE Welcome back to a new school year. And welcome back to Online Elsewhere, where I try to curate journalism education news for you five days a week. Each newsletter will also include links to interesting stories appearing in California highContinue reading “Welcome Back to Online Elsewhere”