Tag: student newspaper

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

In the fall of 1986, I was one of a group of young upstarts who thought we would take on one of the oldest student newspapers in the country. I was a writer and editor on the staff of The Badger Herald, a weekly at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Founded in the campus turmoil of […] more »

by Stacy Forster

On Tuesday, June 23, our #EdShift chat on Twitter will cover how student media outlets are confronting the changing landscape in media by shifting their products away from print in favor of the web and social media coverage. In many ways, they’re pushing the envelope ahead of professional news organizations, and in the process, they’re […] more »

by Dan Reimold

Marcelo Rochabrun, the outgoing editor-in-chief of the Daily Princetonian at Princeton University, recently declared in a goodbye letter to readers: “It’s hard being a student journalist at Princeton these days.” The chief challenge he said “Prince” staffers regularly face is criticism and even threats from fellow students — not administrators, alumni, faculty or nearby community members, […] more »

by Dan Reimold

Roughly a month ago, Kyle Plantz agreed to shout strangers’ names in a newsroom for only $5. Plantz, 20, a junior journalism major at Boston University, is not crazy. He’s passionate — about The Daily Free Press. In early November, the FreeP, the 45-year-old independent student newspaper at BU, launched a fundraising campaign to pay off […] more »

by Adam Maksl

Co-authored with Megan Fromm Last week, after spending 30 hours observing a high school journalism classroom, freelance writer and editor  (and PBS MediaShift editorial assistant) Angela Washeck gave a first-person analysis of how today’s students are producing media. Her observations, detailed in “The Journey to Teaching High School Journalism in Texas,” mischaracterize the purpose of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Has Common App turned admissions into a ‘straitjacketed ward of uniformity’? (Eric Hoover / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Which digital media are worthy of classroom use? (Mike Lorion / EdTech) 3. J-school director vows he won’t let student newspaper die (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 4. Is the marketplace model ideal for online […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on journalism education 1. Should we teach journalism students to be more like Julian Assange? (Charlie Beckett) 2. Are you competing with Facebook during class? (GigaOM) 3. Do school newspapers hold the future of print media? (European Journalism Centre) 4. Tips on getting a student newspaper online (Prof KRG) 5. How journalism […] more »

by Devin Harner

Education content is sponsored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which offers an intensive, cutting edge, three semester Master of Arts in Journalism; a unique one semester Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism; and the CUNY J-Camp series of Continuing Professional Development workshops focused on emerging trends and skill sets in the industry. This piece […] more »