Monday, April 16, 2007

College coverage of breaking news

Today's big news is of course the shooting at Virginia Tech. Scary stuff, especially those of us that are college students and worry that our campus could be next.

Innovation in College Media has been doing updates of the coverage.

The Virginia Tech's student newspaper Web site has done a great job with breaking updates throughout the day.
It is simple and easy to do, but it gets the important info out fast. Good job. One of the first stories that I read but can not find now said that students were locked down in their rooms and going to the Internet to find out what was going on. They also have a nice flash photo feature:

The school's Web site has also done a good job at distributing news. That is kind of surprising. Maybe I am used to schools being slow to use and update technology.

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