Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Frontpage Milwaukee

For my last blog I thought what the heck...I'll talk about UWM's own online newspaper, because I think it really deserves some credit. FrontpageMilwaukee.com is a really unique site that features OUR voices and everything from reviews, opinionated issues, hard news stories, sports, pop culture, investigative pieces, blogs, and even different forms of media such as blogtalkradio and Panthercasts. 
I don't think our students are giving this site the readership it deserves because there is so much great work involved and such a variety too. And I'm not saying this just because I write for it, there's proof! Frontpage has won 5 regional awards from the Society of Professional Journalists this year, which is not an easy thing to do. 
A lot of the credit has to go to Jessica McBride for creating and running Frontpage, but also to the students, who I think set a great example for our school through their work. 
If you haven't check it out, or maybe haven't visited it more than once or twice, you really should! You can learn a lot- in some ways, isn't student media a fun way to get away from mainstream media? Just because we're students does not mean we can't produce some great things.
On a side note, I write for the advice column He Said, She Said which I think is original because it features strong opinions from both a male and a female perspective. If you ever feel like submitting a question (because we could always use a new one) please do! And of course, you don't have to give your name. Here's the email: HeSaidSheSaidUWM@gmail.com
Have a great summer guys and good luck with finals! 

1 comment:

alisharf said...

yeah, I think FPM is pretty rad. It's great because it operates on a multimedia platform and has a lot of coverage over a diverse array of topics... and I write for it too :) Plug alert: I have an investigative report on the federal justice system coming soon and minds will be blown. Well, maybe not but it's still pretty neat-o.