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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

Spinning songs and sharing music, digitally with Spotify
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Spinning songs and sharing music, digitally with Spotify

Editor’s Note: We are happy to welcome Allison Bennett Dyche, Assistant Director of Student Media at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Ga., as a new contributor to the blog. If you’re still waiting for new CDs to arrive via postal mail, either for use at your radio station or to review for … Continue reading

Notes from Chicago: OR Magazine – interactive iPad magazines and user interaction
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Notes from Chicago: OR Magazine – interactive iPad magazines and user interaction

During the ACP/CMA convention in Chicago, I got to spend about 50 minutes with the students who developed OR Magazine as part of a class at the University of Oregon. The designers have now moved on to produce interactives for Flux Magazine. For anyone producing student magazines or longform web publications, I’d encourage you to … Continue reading