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

The Most Difficult Story

Covering Suicide on College Campuses

Jena Heath
St. Edward’s University
Brooke Blanton
St. Edward’s University


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Abstract: Student journalists and their faculty advisers face particular challenges when confronted with covering suicide on their campuses. We examine these challenges by analyzing coverage and interviewing student journalists and their advisers about their editorial decisions. The interviews are designed to assess how often college media outlets comply with recommended professional guidelines for covering suicide and to shed light on the decision-making process. The results point to the need to better educate student journalists and advisers about the interpretation and use of these guidelines and to help them navigate pressures to minimize even coverage that conforms with them.

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