Category Archives: Reporting
I’m happy to be among of group of College Media Association members who will sponsor a meeting at the New York convention March 10 to discuss coverage of rape and domestic violence.
A college newspaper I admire is taking a minor public relations beating at the moment over a faulty opinion column. Two steps would have spared the editors this unpleasantness– two steps I often see missing in college media opinion writing and editing.
- Label opinion. Prominently. Explicitly. On all platforms.
- Apply journalistic standards. “Facts” in opinion writing must be facts. Fairness is still a requirement.
First, I propose beat reporting on three topics either much on the minds or very important to college students but severely under-reported by student media. Then, I answer the obvious question, “Can we really find enough stories about that to make it a regular beat?”
I was pleasantly surprised Friday by the demand for copies of my “Deed of Ownership” form at the National College Media Convention in Chicago. I promised quite a few students I would post it here. For the benefit of those of you who weren’t with us at the “Assigning Stories Like a Pro” session, I’ll repeat a bit of my explanation of the form.