Abandoning print at a community college: an adviser's progress report
College Media / management / Websites

Abandoning print at a community college: an adviser's progress report

Editor’s note: Mark Plenke wrote a message on the College Media Adviser’s Listserv about the transition to an online-only publication at Normandale CC. I invited him to revise and expand his comments and share them with readers who don’t have access to the listserv. This is the result. – Bryan By Mark Plenke Adviser, The … Continue reading

College Media News / hope for the future / innovation

Red & Black takes innovative print/online strategy to new level

The University of Georgia’s Red & Black (previously mentioned here and here and here) has long been an innovative campus media outlet. This semester, they’ve taken that innovation to a new level, abandoning their daily print product in favor of a weekly print/online hybrid and the addition of a monthly full-color magazine. You can see … Continue reading

College Media News / College Publisher / Content Management Systems / Media Companies - College Related

Q&A: Rusty Lewis on CMN's new business model

UPDATE: Additional questions appended after publication. Editor’s note: These are the responses I received from College Media Network’s Rusty Lewis in response to questions I e-mailed him about their new business model/fee structure. Since the announcement says that papers with an average of 25,000 page views/mo. will not be charged a fee, how many of … Continue reading

Content Management Systems / contests / Media Companies - College Related / Websites

Pacemaker CMS stats

I like following the CMS (Content Management System) changes in college media, and keeping track of who’s using what, so here’s some CMS trivia related to the ACP Online Pacemaker winners, announced this past weekend in Louisville. Among the winners, CMS used: WordPress: 11* CollegePublisher: 4 Drupal: 3 Ellington: 1 Joomla: 1 Homegrown: 3 Hand-coded … Continue reading

College Media News / College Publisher / Interviews / Media Companies - College Related

CICM Interview: Rusty Lewis on sale of College Media Network

As mentioned Friday, MTVu/MTV Networks sold College Media Network to a private investment firm last week. Saturday afternoon, I interviewed CMN’s Rusty Lewis about the sale, and other related topics (like the College Publisher CMS). Below is the mp3 of the interview. It’s about 11 minutes long, and was conducted via Skype. Here’s a link … Continue reading