Thursday, September 27, 2007

Seeking Story of the Month submissions

Did your paper do something this month that you’re particularly proud of? Do you have a recent story (text, slideshow, photo, video, multimedia, whatever) that’s innovative, in-depth, investigative or in some other way inspiring?

Send it to us!

The Student Newspaper Survival Blog is seeking submissions for its Story of the Month feature. This is not a “best of” contest. It’s a way to spotlight work being done by student newspapers that other student journalists can learn from. In addition to showing the piece, we’ll run a How I Got That Story column from the creator(s). Stories needn't be text -- they can be photo stories, video stories, etc.

Previous Stories of the Month included Stu Woo’s profile for the Brown Daily Herald of Reade Seligmann, one of the Duke lacrosse players who was acquitted of sexually assaulting a stripper invited to a team party and The Daily Egyptian's investigative report detailing accusations that Southern Illinois University Carbondale President Glenn Poshard had lifted portions of his 1984 dissertation without proper documentation.

These are the kinds of stories that can inspire student journalists around the world.

To submit a Story of the Month candidate, send an e-mail to with a link to the story and, if applicable, a PDF, JPG, GIF or TIFF file of the page it appeared on. Please include a 200- to 500-word statement explaining how the story came together. Deadline for this month is Oct. 1, 2007 for work published in September.

In addition to the Story of the Month, the Student Newspaper Survival Blog aims to highlight innovative features, ethical challenges, special projects, experiments in journalism, legal issues, etc., related to college journalism. Help us keep up on the latest by e-mailing with your tips.

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