Journoterrorist: College newspapers are ignorant about awareness, Save Student Newsrooms Day

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By Michael Koretzky

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Today is Save Student Newsrooms Day. It’s kind of stupid.

The concept isn’t. College newspapers are bleeding to death. “The student media landscape has been shaken in the last two years by plummeting revenues and changing reading patterns,” The New York Times reported – in 2013.

Five years later, it’s only gotten worse. So bad that 90 college newspapers have united to create Save Student Newsrooms Day. Problem is, they have no clue what they’re doing, which tells you something about the future of their newsrooms and maybe their generation.

I first learned about Save Student Newsrooms Day three weeks ago. I serve on the national board of the Society of Professional Journalists, and one of the two student directors emailed the rest of us…

As we’re seeing across the country, when student media suffers, the industry suffers as a whole. While it isn’t big right now, students in Florida, Ohio, Arizona and other states are getting involved in this with the hope of getting the attention of people and organizations who could help with funding. As of right now, the planned day for a social media push from students across the country is April 25.

I was confused…

Read the full Journoterrorist column by linking HERE.

 

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Journoterrorist blog is an individual blog written by Michael Koretzky and does not reflect any idea or opinion of the Society of Professional Journalists. Michael Koretzky is editor of Debt.com and is Region 3 Director of Society of Professional Journalists.  @koretzky 

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