By Karmah Elmusa on Mother Jones, Sept. 15, 2011 – Whether they were covering the Alabama tornadoes in depth, pissing off James Franco, or exposing undercover drug busts, these campus newspapers boldly broke the news.
Watch This Space: In April, La Salle University in Philadelphia demanded that an embarrassing story about a business prof who’d hired exotic dancers for a class not run above the fold in the Collegian. Te paper’s solution? It left the top of its front page blank and ran the story below the fold, gaining national attention. Well played, friends, well played.