Poynter reports on the Princeton Review's somewhat mysterious national rankings of college newspapers, topped by Penn State's Daily Collegian. While it's unclear why the Collegian reigned supreme, it's no surprise to those who see the publication regularly and who work with the fine journalists it consistently produces.
Daily Collegian was publishing in the center of an enormous story all last year as Jerry Sandusky was accused of sexual abuse and coach Joe Paterno was fired. Yale’s Daily News had its great and missed columnist Marina Keegan, but it also had to investigate a fabulist who was once on staff. And University of Georgia independent newspaper The Red & Black kept Poynter staffers busy for a good part of last week with a student walkout and a scuffle between its publisher and a reporter.
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