In addition to covering the Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2, reporters from the Daily Toreador have had to spend the Christmas break covering the firing of Coach Mike Leach. In addition to posting stories to their web site, the Toreador staff have been keeping readers up to speed through their Twitter feed.
Earlier, I posted that bowl-bound schools would still be publishing to the web over Christmas break, helping them to adapt to a web-first mentality. But stories over semester breaks don’t just occur in sports.
Sometimes, administrators think a break is a better time to take some action because it won’t receive coverage in the student press until they come back several weeks later. It’s a good idea for student journalists to monitor the campus even when not publishing regularly.