To friend or not to friend: Buddying up with students on social media is up to you

By PAT WINTERS LAURO

To friend or not to friend your students?

The answer, says Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center, is that it’s your call.

In high school, where students are under the age of 18, it’s generally accepted that teachers should not “friend” students on Facebook or any other social media site.  However, in college, where most are of legal age, it comes down to preference. Continue reading To friend or not to friend: Buddying up with students on social media is up to you

Campus radio stations are tempting targets for purchase by outside interests

By DANIEL REIMOLD

KUSF "Funeral" observed on campus (Photo by Jennifer Waits)

In late January, at a small makeshift cemetery, a young woman dressed in black rested flowers in the grass in front of a radio station’s headstone.  Near the top, the gray grave marker sported the acronym R.I.P.  The identity of the deceased appeared underneath, spelled out sloppily in red paint: KUSF 90.3 FM.

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On the auction block: College radio sales and transfers

College radio stations across the U.S. at both public and private universities have  been sold, are under consideration for sale or have been transferred from student stations to non-student operation. Here is a list. Continue reading On the auction block: College radio sales and transfers