Category Archives: Tipsheet
Story ideas for the last issue(s) of this semester, plus some stuff to start now for those early January issues:
We’re all relieved that the presidential campaign is over, but don’t stop thinking about the election just yet. Election Day raised some interesting questions.
This week’s story idea roundup is all about students, the subject that should be first in the minds of all college media editors. I don’t have quite as many links as usual because I was occupied by the National College Media Convention in Chicago last week, but I make up for it by going on at length (again) about student attitudes toward college.
No politics, no storms. But lots of other ideas for campus coverage in the weekly roundup:
I cannot improve on Frank LoMonte’s post at the Student Press Law Center blog about steps every college media outlet should take to assess sexual assault and mental health issues. If you somehow aren’t motivated by Frank, read the latest from Amherst and a new victim account from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. If you missed it, here is the column in The Amherst Student that has brought much-needed attention to these issues.
Marijuana, F-bombs, gobs of voter stories, surprises in the biggest ever LGBT survey. Your humble blogger rounds up a week of tweets and other thoughts worthy of starting arguments among your readers. And a disgusting story to reward you for reading all the way to the end.
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Rounding up a week of story idea tweets with elaboration: the purpose of college; non-scandalous coverage of Greeks; lots of story-worthy statistics; and debate-worthy questions about race.
Rounding up a week of story idea tweets, starting with a subject near and dear to the hearts of college media advisers: grit.
Rounding up my recent story idea tweets: It’s the season for voting (or not), getting a flu shot (or not) and for your college to thoroughly report crime statistics (or not).
Rounding up a week of story idea tweets, beginning with politics:
Who are the undecided voters on your campus? A new Pew survey says only 22 percent of registered voters aren’t certain of their presidential choice. Pew also finds young voters seem to be paying less attention to the 2012 campaign than was the case in 2008.
Rounding up a week of tweets: yes, student media really can help prevent suicide and sexual assault; evaluating Newsweek’s knock on the value of college; and smoking, thinking and reading on campus.