Bad enough that credit card companies target college students, and the schools facilitate that. But did you know that many universities have contracts with credit card companies that pay out more to the schools if cardholders go into debt? Just ... ew. Check out this story by Daniel Burnett of the Red & Black, a student newspaper at the University of Georgia. Nice job.
If you are a college journalist who wants to learn how to investigate your school, check out the webpage for the Campus Coverage Project, a joint project of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Student Press Law Center and EWA. Our second annual conference will be held in January; stay tuned for details.