Posts Tagged ‘UWIRE’

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? Temporarily Comatose, Not Buried, Not Dead – The Saga Continues But the Mistakes End Here

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Earlier Posts Flawed. Is the WORD Becoming a Rumormonger? Uh Oh!

From General Manager:


UWIRE.COM Looking for the Weird to Begin the 2009 Fall Semester

Friday, August 28th, 2009

From: Michelle Starr
News Editor | UWIRE

I’m really sorry to send so many messages out in the last few days, but it’s the start of the semester and pretty crazy. UWIRE is trying to compile a list of weird classes and we’re hoping all of you can help out. Are there any new, interesting, strange classes this fall…Think “Harry Potter and British Comedy” or something like that. As always we’ll make it available to anyone who pitches in!


A WORD Update

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I’ve been experimenting with a variety of strategies regarding media devices and so-called social networking media like blogging, youtube, facebook, myspace, UWIRE, twitter, Current TV, et. al., so that, one, my classroom instruction, and two, my professional interests/goals, can try to keep up with the burgeoning technological advances in communication, i.e., the dissemination of news and news-like information.

I’ve been doing this as D:F/M gurus seem committed to D:F/M being as far behind innovation and creativity as an academic department can be during these robust times. I also have been experimenting with new forms of news-narrative-storytelling, such as in my feature writing class for the last few semesters (though the course should be named in-depth reporting or something even more imaginative).



Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

I’m just getting the hang to posting my students’ stories in UWIRE. So, the plan, beginning near the end of the week, is to start re-publishing some of my students’ stories about Hunter clubs. I believe, because of Hunter’s diversity, that it might make interesting reading — across college campuses in the country. One already published is, Roosevelt Institution Begins Its Second Term, also published at UWIRE.


Monday, September 29th, 2008

As part of an experiment this academic year, the best of the WORD articles this semester [all WORD articles are good but some are better than others] will be syndicated via UWIRE which says it has more than 800+ affiliate members, nationally and internationally.

First up is by Elizabeth Leonard, one of several that will be published in the coming days. One-hundred Hunter students were interviewed about their presidential preferences.

Later in the semester, the WORD will start submitting video and audio clips on a range of topics. Jonathan Mena, Jacqueline Fernandez and Kisha Allison are showing the way.

More About UWIRE (And the WORD)

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

UWIRE Services

Free Content: We have recently re-launched our website, incorporating our old database into the new Once you become an affiliate, you will be able to pull stories from UWIRE and reuse in your own paper so long as the stories are correctly attributed.

Professional Networking: UWIRE’s new site features a Facebook-style networking opportunity. Instead of connecting with friends, individuals can connect with other young aspiring media professionals. You can post your resume, stories, videos and photos. It’s a perfect place to keep your portfolio at easy access for internship and professional interviews. To take advantage of this, the individual does not need to be a UWIRE member through their school paper. We encourage any student interested in turning their journalism/media interest into a career to make a profile. In the future we will also be featuring online job fairs.



Friday, July 25th, 2008

The WORD, an experiment always experimenting, signs up to join UWIRE: