The University of Maryland already has one of the best college newspapers in the country– but it’s about to get even better, thanks to a generous gift from the Washington Post.
The Post announced yesterday that it plans on providing both software and “technology” to not only UM’s student paper (The Diamondback), but also that of Columbia University (The Columbia Daily Spectator). It’s a win-win for both sides of the equation: The student papers get pro-level tools, while the newspaper company gets to try out new products on an eager audience willing to give feedback.
If you’re interested in seeing what this fancy new software can do, check out this Diamondback article about the Jayson Blair scandal, 10 years later. It looks, dare I say it, completely professional.