Student journalism

A Canadian student union is trying to make the school paper relocate to a basement

Student Press Law Center The Imprint, an independent newspaper at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, may be getting kicked out of its office, Madeline Will reported Wednesday for Student Press Law Center. The Imprint, the University of Waterloo’s independent newspaper, received a notice of lease termination at the beginning of May, with no warning or … Read More

Jack White disses student newspaper over open records request

White. (AP) The Oklahoma Daily Thanks to controversy surrounding a student newspaper's open records request, the public now knows that Jack White is currently on a "no banana" tour, that he prefers his guacamole "chunky" and that he doesn't think much of journalism degrees. Those details were revealed after the University of Oklahoma's OU Daily got curious about White's … Read More

Top student media content that made news, went viral in 2013

Snowballs. Blackface. Sorority segregation. A mistaken sex offender. “Some good advice from a Jewish mother.” Pre-game trash talk. Australian indecency laws. And Meryl Streep. These are some of the startlingly diverse elements entangled within student media content that made news and went viral in 2013. Read More

UCLA reporting honors photojournalist's memory

In their last year of college, a reporter and photographer spent 24 days in Malawi conducting interviews and taking photographs to create an ambitious newspaper report about a sensitive human-rights story. But to pay for the trip, they didn’t have to hit the lottery or save money by sleeping in their cars. Presented by the Daily Bruin, UCLA's student paper, … Read More

Boston University independent student paper apologizes after making light of rape

xoJane | The Daily Free Press | Boston Magazine An anonymous Boston University student has written an xoJane piece accusing the university's independent student newspaper, The Daily Free Press, of joking about rape. The student says the Daily Free Press' crime log regularly makes light of sexual harassment, rape and assault "by prefacing the paragraph-long descriptions of the incidents with jokey, pun-ridden titles." She writes that she was sexually assaulted at Boston University her sophomore year and soon after "came across the horrifying, humiliating" way the paper depicted the incident in its crime log. She provided some other examples, with commentary: A man tried to break into a female BU student’s on-campus dorm via her balcony. The classy title of this traumatizing incident that could have ended in theft/rape/kidnapping/murder? “Where for art thou, creepy dude?” A man was beaten to the ground and had his head stomped on until he was unconscious and bleeding. "Stomp the yard." I am sure the victim and his family are touched by this sweet, concerned commentary on his life-threatening injuries in the form of a Ne-Yo movie. A female BU student was pushed over on the street and held down to have her genitals photographed by a stranger. “Trashford." You know, a fun, in-joke pun, because it happened on Ashford Street which is inhabited by many BU students and therefore said to be fratty/trashy?! So funny! Like, seriously, give this writer a promotion! The victim will totally forget her trauma and feelings of dehumanization to congratulate you on your funny thing! A female BU student’s door to her dorm room was vandalized with racial slurs. “Haters gonna hate." Yes, I do hate you, you ignorant, thoughtless person whom I refuse to call a “writer.” A female BU student was domestically abused and choked by her boyfriend. “Choked up." Read More