Posts Tagged ‘student news media’

It Was One of Those Semesters: Fall 2010

Monday, January 24th, 2011

I was surprised when students in my two writing classes, feature and introductory news, declined to participate in a conference call with the President of the United States, September 27, 2010, as student journalists at 300 other student publications did.

Not one expressed an interest.


SPJ Student Journalism Contest Deadline

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

By Lauren Rochester
Please mark your calendars and submit your best work from 2010. The Mark of Excellence Awards deadline is January 26.


It’s Been One of Those Semesters – 3

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Part 3 of 4: The Response to the Envoy’s Response

Jesse Lent’s comments are in bold.

Date: Sat Oct 16 08:41:13 EDT 2010
From: Gregg Morris
Subject: Re: Attention Envoy Editor-in-Chief Ming Fearon (Short Version)
To: “Jesse Lent, Envoy News”


Chronicle of Higher Ed: UWIRE Not Wired

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Previous WORD Blogs:

1) First WORD Blog post about the death of UWIRE.
2) UWIRE General Manager Tom Orr criticizes WORD Blog post.
3) Chastised for alleged mistakes in a post, WORD Blog does the mea culpa.

Now: November 3, Chronicle of Higher Education story about UWIRE. One paragraph excerpted:

“UWIRE, a popular service that aggregated articles from student newspapers across the country, promoting student journalism both within higher education and to the outside world, has disappeared. Visits to the Web site in October returned a “problem loading page” message. Student newspapers that relied on the service to republish articles from other newspapers haven’t heard a word. Student editors who were paid to scour campus papers to find content for the site received an abrupt e-mail message on October 4 telling them the site was being “temporarily suspended” but offering no explanation as to why. They still haven’t received payment for their work in September, some said.”
Full story here.

UWIRE ran out of $$$. So, why all the earlier secrecy and subsequent growling when this humble site was trying to find out what had happened?