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What’s the Role of College Newspapers in An Online World?

The University of Houston’s student newspaper, The Daily Cougar, has announced that it will drop the “daily” from its name and only publish once a week – on Wednesdays – while shifting its focus to online journalism. It’s the latest in a trend of college publications scaling back and devoting more time to online journalism, […]

DailyCougarThe University of Houston’s student newspaper, The Daily Cougar, has announced that it will drop the “daily” from its name and only publish once a week – on Wednesdays – while shifting its focus to online journalism.

It’s the latest in a trend of college publications scaling back and devoting more time to online journalism, which is indicative of changes in professional journalism as well.

So what’s the changing role of college newspapers in today’s media? Garth Jowett, Professor of Communications at UH, joins us to discuss.

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More: Houston Press writer Jeff Balke recalls the role The Daily Cougar had on his journalism career

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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