My old alma mater — the Queen’s Journal — asked me write a piece for their last issue of the student newspaper. I loosely knew I wanted to write about the future of campus media, and then started to read up on what’d been happening on campus. Gabe King, the long-suffering den mother of the Journal said — as I suspected — that both readership and advertising were down.
But I was also struck by how little innovation was actually happening. Shouldn’t universities and campus media be the hub of innovation? Weren’t university students the ones who protest, have sit-ins?
I’ve got to say, while the piece calls for people to start innovating in their media before it’s too late, in the build up to writing the piece I came across one prof at Queen’s doing lots of innovating. If you haven’t already, you should really check out the work of Sydney Eve Matrix at cyberpop.