The killing of independent student media

THURSDAY,  SEPT 24, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 28) The killing of independent student media at UMV (The Virginia Cynic) “It’s a dangerous thing to start a paper.” As I read these words etched across a March 1883 edition of the Burlington Clipper, a weekly newspaper that used to run in the Queen City, the wordsContinue reading “The killing of independent student media”

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”

Covering elections

THURSDAY,  SEPT 10, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 18) Election Coverage: You Don’t Have to Cover Everything (The Lead newsletter) Note what your staff can actually cover. You don’t have to cover everything. Before the election season begins, assess what issues your staff is interested in, and what you can devote resources to covering. CollegeContinue reading “Covering elections”

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”


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””