The Daily Bruin wins the College Media Snow Fall Challenge!
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The Daily Bruin wins the College Media Snow Fall Challenge!

I received submissions from three outlets for the College Media Snow Fall Challenge, and I’ll be highlighting some of the entries later this week, but I want to announce the winner first. Congratulations to The Daily Bruin for In the Shadows, which met all the requirements of the Challenge and was produced Oct. 21-23. The series was … Continue reading

College Media / contests

College Media Snow Fall Challenge: Inspiration about journalism education

We’re less than a week away from accepting submissions for the College Media Snow Fall Challenge. I’m excited to see what comes into my inbox on Monday. Just by way of inspiration, here’s a new book/website that’s available for free from the Knight Foundation’s Eric Newton: Searchlights and Sunglasses. The book has been put together … Continue reading

College Media / contests / innovation

One week until entries will be accepted for the College Media Snow Fall Challenge

Next Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, I will begin accepting entries for the College Media Snow Fall Challenge. It’s been 2 months since the contest was announced, and I’m excited to see what comes through the door after entries are accepted. Just as a reminder, this is not your standard journalism contest. It’s a first-past-the-post contest. … Continue reading

Introducing the ICM Snow Fall Challenge for college media
CICM shop talk / College Media / contests

Introducing the ICM Snow Fall Challenge for college media

Dan Reimold and I recently discussed special multimedia projects like the New York Times’ Snow Fall and the Guardian’s Firestorm, and why such projects can be a challenge for college media outlets. I’ve discussed this topic previously. During that discussion, I threw out the concept of a challenge: The College Media Snow Fall Challenge. And … Continue reading

CMA's new Pinnacle Awards recognize TV, radio and web
College Media / contests

CMA's new Pinnacle Awards recognize TV, radio and web

College Media Association announced a new contest for college media yesterday. The Pinnacle Awards will recognize broadcast and web tech work by college media outlets. The exciting part for readers and followers of this blog are, obviously, the web categories (which CICM is sponsoring). Here they are: 13. Breaking News Recognizes excellence in digital coverage throughout … Continue reading

WordPress leads pack of Pacemaker finalists picked
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WordPress leads pack of Pacemaker finalists picked

The Associated Collegiate Press announced their list of 2012 online Pacemaker finalists yesterday. There are 55 finalists, and lots of familiar names. Congratulations to all the nominees. Beyond that, I’m always interested in what’s going on under the hood, in the “CMS Wars!” So, I went through the entire list, looked at lots of source … Continue reading