Via the CMA Listserv, Chris Lusk, a designer at the Orange County Register and formerly of the Oklahoma Daily, has started a design blog, News by Design, on his own web site. It’s more print-centered than I normally read, but worth checking out if ink and font styles run through your blood. His latest post is about making opinions palatable through design, something people might not think about often. He also has some gorgeous examples of news design from South America. I’m adding the site to the blogroll over on the right, as well.
January 29, 2013 in College Media Podcast
Virginia’s Cavalier Daily Going Digital-First: ‘Riding the Wave of Contemporary Journalism’ (College Media Matters)
Vine (web page to launch app store)
My first Vine: Fear of a podcast planet
Six reasons why Vine is a killer news tool (Pando Daily)
January 28, 2013 in College Media News
CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Cavalier Daily, the University of Virginia’s independent student newspaper, announced Friday a comprehensive plan to shift focus from the traditional daily newspaper to a digital-first newsroom. Starting in August 2013 the organization will replace its daily newspaper with a revamped biweekly newsmagazine and expand online and mobile content offerings.
The newsmagazines will hit stands twice a week – Monday and Thursday – and offer extensive analysis, informative graphics and an increased focus on features, local entertainment and weekend previews.
This is only the latest in a string of shift among college newspapers away from the daily print product.
The last time I was interviewed about these types of changes, I was careful to point out that it wasn’t a “trend,” as only a couple of large-circulation papers (the Red & Black at Georgia and Oregon State at the time) had done so. Now, with UVA and a possible online-only move by the American University Eagle, I think “trend” is a useful term.
ASU and UVA won’t be implementing their “digital first” initiatives until the fall, so it will be interesting to watch what happens when they do. One thing that’s important to remember is that shifting platforms doesn’t decrease the amount of news that needs to be covered. If you’re going to do more with both print and online, you’re going to need to invest in more resources, specifically people.
January 22, 2013 in College Media Podcast
‘No Paper, No Problem’: An Interview with Former (& Future) Famuan Editor Karl Etters (College Media Matters)
UPDATE: Please read the comment below from Katy at Scribblelive.
LiveBlog Pro (Beta)
January 14, 2013 in College Media Podcast
This week, we discuss the implications of the infamous Hazelwood decision on college media and student journalists.
Marksta, an iPhone app (coming soon to Android) to watermark photographs.
Marksta App (iTunes)
Marksta App – fighting for photography copyright (Guardian UK)
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December 21, 2012 in College Media Podcast
This week we take a look at some of the big stories of the year in college media. Here are links to some past coverage of those topics:
1. Red & Black Controversy
2. Digital First
State Press at ASU Going Digital-First, Shifting From Daily to Weekly Print Paper (College Media Matters)
3. Tech Trends
4. Athletics/Administration and Social Media
Kansan Football Reporter Warned About Asking Questions at Press Conference with Head Coach (College Media Matters)
Kansas Football Coach Tweets Angrily About Daily Kansan Coverage of Team (College Media Matters)
Be Careful Student Sports Reporters, Your School May Have an In-Game Tweet Limit (College Media Matters)
5. April Fool’s Day
The College Media Podcast is available to stream here, or download an mp3 at this link. We’ll be back in 2013 with more news from the college journalism universe.