A Fresh Look at the American Media.
From gay rights to racial bias, from plummeting circulation to “infotainment,” THE PAPER goes inside the newsroom to reveal the pressures and problems of today’s media. But this is not some big-city major daily. It’s The Daily Collegian, published by students at Penn State University who, in the course of one crisis-filled year, struggle to save their paper. Interweaving the drama of deadline journalism with the energy and idealism of youth, THE PAPER tackles urgent media questions from the fresh perspective of tomorrow’s journalists.
“What we see at the Collegian is a resonant microcosm: This paper’s crucible is every paper’s.”
– The Boston Globe
“These kids are fascinating… Provides insight into the problems facing all news organizations.”
– Philadelphia Inquirer
“An insightful look at life inside one of the country’s best campus newspapers.“
– Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Offers a telling view of the wider newspaper landscape.”
– Editor & Publisher