Collegefrontpage.com was designed by student journalists for student journalists.
The idea is simple: by sharing the fruit of our labor in an open forum, we can learn from each other and better prepare for careers in journalism.
How the site is used remains up to the users. You could stop by each day and check out your local rivals or steal a glance on big news days to see how other newspapers covered the "big" story. Whatever your purpose, our hope is that you use the site.
We believe CFP will prove invaluable for the generation of ideas in design, writing and photos, while contributing to raising the standards of college journalism.
How will this site benefit me?Top
This site has multiple benefits. First, you will be able to see how other college newspapers look, what news they are covering and their style. Second, when applying for a job, a potential employer can see how the newspaper looks as a reference tool. Third, you can use it to get ideas from other papers or to show off your amazing idea, layout or coverage.
Can I use the PDF files?Top
College Front Page has a special agreement with the student run newspapers that allows us to display their work. College Front Page does not own these pages. Each newspaper holds the copyright to its own pages. Permission to use a front page must be granted by the newspaper directly.
Who can post their front pages on the site?Top
Any legitimate newspaper based in an institution of higher education is welcome to join the site. As long as we can verify you are a newspaper, you are welcome.
Why was this site created?Top
We wanted a place for college newspapers to display their work. We believe an open forum for idea sharing will help everyone involved develop better journalistic skills.
How do I get my paper on CollegeFrontPage.com?Top
Create a personal account for yourself here and request to become an editor for your paper. Once approved you can begin uploading immediately.
What file format and size does our front page
need to be in?Top
PDFs. Most digital papers now use PDFs and all you have to do is upload the PDF of your front page whenever you are done with it and -bam - it's on the site for all to see.
We separate our PDFs into Black, Cyan, Magenta
and Yellow, can I send you all four or do you want just
One page please. Create a flat composite of all four plate separations. PDFs that have not been flattened may appear without a color or text.
Why do I want my college newspaper front page
on this site?Top
You work in this industry to get messages out to the public and to be proud of what you do - show it off to the entire world.
Who is eligible to submit photos for critiques by David Leeson?Top
Any college student who is currently working on developing their skills in photojournalism either through freelance work or working on staff at a student newspaper is welcome to submit. Not every image will be critiqued. Mr. Leeson will decide which images lend themselves to broad teaching points for this feature.
What kind of photos should I submit for critique?Top
The only thing to stay away from is sports action. Ideally these critiques should focus on story telling images. The images should be at 800x600 pixels and e-mailed to: email@example.com. Please include in the body of the e-mail your name, school, who you are shooting for and your year in school.
What is a Personal Page ?Top
A quick, easy and free way to share your work with other journalism junkies. See a personal page here.
How do I get a Personal Page ?Top
Currently Personal Pages are invite-only. Feel free to contact anybody you know who has a Personal Page, they have invitations to give. If you don't know anyone, remember that Brian and Joe run the site and can always be contacted. Nudge Nudge Wink Wink.