Making the case for student media

Making the case for why student media matter, as if readers of this blog need to be convinced, is Aaron Sussman of AlterNet in his recent article “Why student media matters” in the site’s Youth Wiretap section. Among the reasons the article caught my eye was its mention of the shutdown of Evergreen, Ventura and Oxnard student newspapers, three newspapers in the California community college system.

The lead:

As the mainstream media — and even alternative media — become more corporate and consolidated, hundreds of campus publications are reporting the truth about student life and training news leaders of the future.

If you visit the article, take time to check out some of the interesting links within the story.

Disturbing sidenote: The article lists three sources for lists of student publications. The most exhaustive of the three includes NO California community college publications and the other two include only a small handful of them. We gotta do something about that! We can add another 50-60 to the lists.

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