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What Jalopnik can teach college media about engaging online readers

One of the ways to get reader engagement online is to ask questions. It seems simple, but it’s an incredible balancing act, especially for college media organizations. I want to look at one organization that is doing reader questions right, and suggest some takeaways that might improve your reader response to online questions. A little … Continue reading

Daily Tar Heel sexual assault aggregation page hopes to spotlight reporting around the country
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Daily Tar Heel sexual assault aggregation page hopes to spotlight reporting around the country

The Daily Tar Heel at UNC-Chapel Hill launched an aggregation page today dedicated to the issue of sexual assault on college campuses around the country. Right now, the content is sparse, but the goal is to highlight and link to campus media reporting around this important topic. DTH Editorial Adviser Erica Beshears Perel wrote in … Continue reading

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Using social media to land a job

As student journalists master the different ways social media can be used to report news and strengthen a publication, tools such as Twitter, Facebook and personal blogging can play an important role in nabbing a job or internship. Think of it this way — it’s a bit more complicated than just sending out a resume … Continue reading

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CollegeJourn tackles global reporting project with focus on health

The CollegeJourn web site (purveyors of the #CollegeJourn chats) have decided to tackle a story through international networking. The story: health care. Suzanne Yada writes: This is a global collaborative reporting project on health. Choose one of two assignments: For news, the question is “How does health care on my campus compare to others around … Continue reading