The Penn State Student Newspaper Readership Program, initiated in 1997 and now a nationwide model on college and university campuses, provides students with a broader perspective on global, national and local issues. It aims to enhance the learning environment on campus, increase students' knowledge of domestic and world events, and encourage a lifelong practice of daily newspaper readership.
Students, faculty, and staff--The Libraries want to know what newspapers you read when you visit the News and Microforms Library. Your opinion counts as it will influence important title purchase and cancellation decisions as well as determine the number of copies made available to readers.
Six Penn State communications students are earning valuable experience this semester through an independent study opportunity with the Centre Daily Times, in which their news stories are published.
Students participating this semester are: Mike Bray (junior-journalism), from West Chester, Pa.; Alanna Fuschillo (junior-communications), from Cape May, N.J.; Drew Gingrich (junior-print journalism), from Havertown, Pa.; Shane Hennigan (senior-telecommunications) from Dunmore, Pa.; Kate Herskovitz (sophomore-communications), from Reisertown, Md.; and Shane McGregor (senior, print journalism and English), from Ebensburg, Pa.
Do you read the Washington Post? Al Watan? Wall Street Journal Asia? These newspapers and hundreds of others can be read online in their original format, from the powerful news database PressDisplay. The database includes newspapers from 81 countries in 37 languages, preserved in digital format and is available to all Penn State students, faculty and staff.
It's a morning routine repeated across the country: Before heading off to work, you sit down at the table with a cup of coffee, a bowl of cereal, and the local paper spread out in front of you. But as the Internet becomes a leading source for news, what are the chances that the newsprint on your fingers will be replaced by the feel of the laptop keys?
Although most newspaper editorials tend to support Title IX at face value, a study conducted by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism at Penn State suggests those same editorials include assumptions about the law that are incorrect. The study, titled "The Rhetoric and Idology Behind Title IX: An Analysis of U.S. Newspapers Editorials, 2002-2005," is published in the spring edition of Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal and analyzes editorials related to Title IX.