CMR Volume 50, Number 2 (Winter 2012)

Flagship Journal of College Media Association
Volume 50, Number 2
Winter 2012

RESEARCH: Black and White and Still Read All Over
An Examination of the State of College Newspapers in a Turbulent Time.
By Lisa Lyon Payne

Journalism Majors Not Available
It’s not uncommon for liberal arts institutions that do offer journalism majors to either require or strongly encourage students to double major.
By Lisa Lyon Payne

Transition Into Academic Environs
From professional reporter and editors to professional adviser: Veteran advisers share their stories.
By Alex Capeloto

Never in My Wildest Dreams by Belva Davis

Never in My Wildest Dreams by Belva Davis

REVIEW: Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman’s Life in Journalism Book is both moving memoir and fascinating journey into U.S. history.
By Carolyn Schurr Levin

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE:
First payback for the editor… now it’s time for feedback. CMR woud like yours.
By Robert Bergland

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Coping with disaster... Long Island University and Mercer County Community College. Background photo Brian Birke, Creative Commons.

Coping with disaster… Long Island University and Mercer County Community College. Background photo Brian Birke, Creative Commons.

FEATURES When Disaster Strikes A College Community

By Carolyn Schurr Levin

What happens when a crisis hits, as it did when Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, only to be followed the following week by a nor’easter?


TRENDS Blogs as Varies as the Bloggers Themselves.

By Pat Winters Lauro

“She posted a picture to Pinterest and it just exploded.”


MILEPOSTS First Amendment Fundamentals for 2012.

By Frank LoMonte

Four noteworthy First Amendment cases for college media in 2012.


POLITICS 2012 Crafting Election Coverage on Campus

By Dan Malon & Sarah Maben

Covering elections provide reader service and a practical way to enhance journalism instruction.


Recent Posts

Teaching journalism beyond our newsrooms

On educating non-journalism students, colleagues, and administrators about 1A, the role of the campus press and media advisers

By Lindsey Wotanis, Ph.D.
Marywood University

Cheryl Reed, former adviser of The North Wind, the student newspaper at North Michigan University, is the latest casualty in war between College Administrations and the First Amendment. Just a few months earlier, it was Jim Compton, former adviser of The Calumet at Muscatine Community College in Iowa.

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In five years of advising Marywood University’s student newspaper, The Wood Word, I’d never once received a phone call asking me to “rethink” something until…

At a time when colleges and universities around the country are facing enrollment crises, student newspapers that publish less-than-favorable stories about their campuses are seen by administrators as ‘problems’ that need handling. So are their advisers, who are often also faculty members. Sadly, the solutions to the problems are usually censorship or termination of the media advisers.

Reports have suggested that at Northern Michigan, Reed and the student in line for the editor-in-chief position were fired after the student newspaper published reports critical of the administration and of the university’s finances. Reed has since filed suit against the newspaper’s board of directors. The suit names five students and Steve Neiheisel, the university’s vice president for enrollment management and student services, whom Reed claims influenced the students to terminate her.

“Colleges and universities need to foster an open environment where student media outlets are free from interference, even from publication boards,” said College Media Association (CMA) President Rachele Kanigel in an email to members about the case. “There are many ways to bully student media and removing an adviser is simply that: bullying.” Continue reading

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