Thursday, July 26, 2007

CMR Gives Survival Guide Thumbs Up

College Media Review, the flagship publication of College Media Advisers, reviews The Student Newspaper Survival Guide in its current (Spring 2007) issue.

In the review, Dr. John Tisdale, an associate professor of journalism at Texas Christian University, says the author has "covered it all."

"Rachele Kanigel's book is absolutely, and without question, essential reading for students, staff, and faculty associated with that product labeled a newspaper."

Tisdale praises the book, particularly the chapter on recruiting and training, which he says may be the most important chapter in the book. "When more students are tripping over one another in the rush to major in public relations and to avoid the newsroom completely, advisors and editors need to know how and where to find staff."

Tisdale's bottom line: "Kanigel has produced a highly useable book that fills a void in the market. I just wish it had come along more than two decades ago when my own journey into the student newspaper world began."

The review can be found on page 16 of College Media Review.

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