Students at San Jose State University plan to launch The Spartan Review, a new conservative monthly newspaper, according to the Spartan Daily, the mainstream daily newspaper on campus.
The new newspaper will get start-up funding from the Leadership Institute, which calls itself the "premier training ground for tomorrow's conservative leaders." The institute’s Campus Leadership Program helps students start independent conservative groups and newspapers on college campuses across the country, according to the organization's Web site.
“My goal is to eventually have one or more independent conservative student groups or newspapers on every college campus in America,” Morton Blackwell, president of the Leadership Institute, said in a press release issued in June. “I fully expect to double the number of colleges with active groups battling the leftist bias on campus by the end of 2007.”
The Collegiate Network, also supports conservative college newspapers with financial support and technical assistance.
But conservative publications aren't the only ones getting outside help. On the left, Campus Progress of the Center for American Progress works to support progressive student publications through grants, training and mentorship. The organization is accepting applications for the 2007-2008 school year, according to its Web site.