Women working in office.

In many college newsrooms, women hold top leadership roles

The story is that men control the media, with surveys of professional newsrooms continuing to paint a bleak picture for women and minorities — especially those who aspire to hold leadership positions.

But in college newsrooms, the story is different, … Read more


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Resume Fill Opening New Position Job Interview Experience

Why students who want to land an internship next summer should start preparing now

Whether currently interning for a news organization, taking classes or enjoying a vacation, journalism students seeking some of the best internships next summer need to start planning — now.

That preparation should include meticulously researching markets where you may want … Read more


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Serious student working with a computer

Student newspaper learns what it’s like to have a media company manage its business operations

A year ago, Ohio State University announced that a Gannett subsidiary was taking over business operations of The Lantern, the school newspaper for which I serve as a college media adviser.

I was skeptical — nearly every press release … Read more


Friday, June 14, 2013

Stack of newspapers

Student newspapers facing same pressures as pro publications

In an era of changing media models, student journalists aren’t just grappling with the basics of reporting, writing, editing and publishing — they’re struggling to survive.

The challenge is the same one faced by their professional counterparts: decreased advertising revenue … Read more


Tuesday, May 14, 2013


How to keep a student news site updated with RebelMouse

Preparing students for journalism careers in the 21st century requires that they learn to use systems that are new to many journalism faculty — a conclusion underscored by a 2012 report from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s Tow Center for Read more

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Wednesday, Mar. 06, 2013


Two rookie journalists capture winning shot, help buzzer-beater go viral

When Khalil Edney made varsity basketball history Sunday in a preposterous winning shot that immediately went viral, two rookie journalists — one a college senior, the other a recent grad — were lucky enough to be right there to cover … Read more


Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013


8 ways a landmark Supreme Court ruling has changed student journalism


According to Student Press Law Center Executive Director Frank LoMonte, the impact of the Hazelwood ruling on student journalism in this country has been nothing short of sheer devastation. In a recent column, University of Wisconsin-Madison student journalist Pam … Read more


Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

4 media shifts to watch for in China

I was honored to represent the U.S., the Poynter Institute and KING Broadcasting Co. at the Colloquium on Future Global Communication and Journalism Education held Dec. 15-16 at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The first session featured five international speakers — … Read more

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Friday, Dec. 14, 2012

UMass student death challenges university’s right to restrict information

On Nov. 16, Sydne Jacoby, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts was walking with a group of friends near campus when she tripped and fell just before midnight. It’s a pretty well-traveled street for party revelers on a Friday … Read more


Monday, Dec. 10, 2012

6 lessons student journalists learned at the center of a reporting controversy

Daniel Reimold

The most controversial student press story of 2012 went viral before it was even written.

In early September, American University anthropology professor Adrienne Pine published a 4,000-word essay online alleging The Eagle student newspaper was out to get … Read more