Fourteen more JACC community colleges have started up their online editions for the school year bringing the total active up to 29 with a couple of new publications join the ranks for the first time. Still leaves almost 20 schools who have had online publications in the past who have not gone online yet this year. Some of those clearly are inactive and need rebirth.
New since the last web watch are Bakersfield,Cabrillo, Cosumnes River, De Anza, LA Valley, Mira Costa (pdf), Modesto, Sacramento, San Diego City (pdf), San Diego Mesa, Santa Barbara, Shasta, Ventura County, and Yuba.
Some highlights from publications this week:
Cabrillo has posted some video podcasts and and some more.
Chaffey is running clues in its paper that will help one reader win $200 by solving a riddle
Cosumnes River has decided to show all of its issue photos in one slide show (scroll down to bottom of page for the link).
Cypress has a story about the world’s largest photo.
Business must be good at De Anza. The most popular story of the week (as of Monday anyway) is La Voz advertising info.
Laney has a story many of us will be writing: one about new math and English requirements statewide for AA degrees.
Ventura County has an interesting article by instructor John Gray about the First Amendment and how it is time to bring back publications at sister campuses at Oxnard and Ventura.
And speaking of first amendment issues, here are some links to papers who are doing stories about the new bills that affect college journalism:
Long Beach City
San Diego City
San Diego Mesa
Santa Barbara story and editorial
and Citrus has an editorial advocating a national shield law.