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Student media covering the inauguration

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Editorial comment: It’s interesting how many of the sites listed below are using wordpress.com or blogspot.com for their inaugural coverage. don’t know what it says about their CMS’s, but there it is. – bryan

Along with the “professional media” and the millions of people who are in town for the inaugural in Washington, DC this week, the city will be crawling with student journalists. Below are links to some of the college news media who are participating in covering  the events:

The Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh: Three editors are in DC and blogging at TPN Live. The inaugural URL is here.

The Daily Tar Heel, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Reporters and photographers are in DC. Reporters have Flip cameras, and photogs are also contributing to a Washington Post project. Check their blog here.

The Georgetown Voice, Georgetown University: Lots of coverage. See it at their home page.

George Mason University: close to DC, they are providing coverage here.

Doane College student media: Coverage here.  More here.

GW Hatchet, George Washington University – situated within the security zone, the GW Hatchet is providing coverage as well here.

The Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University: They have several students at the inaugural who will be posting stories that you can follow here.

San Jose State University – Students are blogging from their trip to the inaugural at 44 Years to the 44th President.

The Daily Gamecock, University of South Carolina – blogging from the inauguration at the Daily Gamecock @ Inauguration 2009.

The Lariat, Baylor University – Baylor’s newspaper has four students at the inaugural (“The editor and one staff writer received media credentials for the swearing-in ceremony. Another writer received a ticket from our local congressman. The photographer is on roaming status” – Julie Freeman), blogging at Lariat on the Hill, and also posting stories at the home site.

Student Life, Washington University – St. Louis, MO: Journalists are blogging from Washington DC, and also updating at their home site.

The State News, Michigan State University – The State News – which covered both conventions, “has two reporters and two photographers in Washington for Obama’s inauguration,” says Omar Sofradzija, editorial adviser. Check out the inauguration coverage at their special section.

The Daily Mustang,, Southern Methodist U: SMU has six journalism students on the ground in D.C. Most are filing blog items for the SMU Daily Mustang, a new online-only news site produced by Division of Journalism classes. The SMU Daily Campus also has a reporter in D.C. The two newsrooms are collaborating on coverage, which includes stories, blog items, photos and video. Check it out here.

The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania: Four students covering the inauguration festivities.

More to come.