Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Introducing College Students to the Gray Lady

The New York Times, known as the Gray Lady, according to Wikipedia:

"...for its staid appearance and style, [and...] often regarded as a national newspaper of record, meaning that it is frequently relied upon as the official and authoritative reference for modern events..."

(I still need to find out when and who started this nickname- Urban Dictionary says the term is disparaging), is trying to keep college students interested in newspapers, according to a new post by Scott Carlson on the Chronicle of Higher Education's Wired Campus Blog.

Certainly, I strive to get my students to read newspapers so they are informed and can enter the ongoing conversation about topics. Extra credit if they get something published in the school newspaper, the Daily Barometer, whose top story today is about internet connection and social networking, or the alternative conservative weekly The Liberty.

Last term four students had articles or letters published. This is great.



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