Top 25 college newspapers on Twitter – Sept. 2011




My apologies for not getting this posted in September. I got caught up in the new school year and severely neglected this blog. I’ll do my best to correct that going forward. It looks like August was a good month for many papers. Most resumed classes, which meant new students coming to campus. All summer I kept wondering if a few schools would end up seeing a decline one month as alumni unfollowed their school papers and before new students started paying attention. It looks like that didn’t happen, so congratulations to all of the papers for continuing to grow Continue reading






Top 25 college newspapers on Twitter – Aug. 2011




Correction: Thanks to Stefanie Buhrman for pointing out that I did not move Colorado and Nebraska out of the Big 12. I updated the all schools table to reflect their departure. I also realized I missed adding Utah to the Pac-10 and it’s name change to the Pac-12. I updated this as well. — Where did this summer go? A new school year is just around the corner, and that means a whole batch of new students. It might be a little early still, but I suspect many newspapers will see a surge in followers as new students arrive. I’ve Continue reading






Top 25 college newspapers on Twitter – July 2011




June has come to an end, and with that summer is half over already. I have been really excited to see how newspapers would do over the summer. Being in a college town this summer, I’ve watched most of the student population disappear and wondered how many would remain connected to their campus newspaper. So far, the papers I track haven’t lost had a net loss of followers. In fact, almost all of them continue gaining followers, although some at a smaller pace. Hopefully student papers are already trying to attract incoming freshman and hanging on to the year’s graduates. Continue reading






Top 25 college newspapers on Twitter – June 2011




Summer has settled in, and the numbers show it. Many newspapers had slower growth, with only one newspaper gaining more than 500 followers this last month. The Top 25 didn’t see a whole lot of change either. The addition of Onward State, who I wasn’t previously tracking, was the biggest change. I’m interested to see if papers start introducing the Twitter follow button to their sites and what differences it makes. If you’ve got ideas about how paper’s should use the follow button, leave a comment below. The Top 25 The only new addition to the Top 25 this month Continue reading






Top 25 college newspapers on Twitter – April 2011




Twitter followings for college newspapers continues to grow, and at rapid rates for some papers. Several are gaining 400+ followers each month I have tracked these. I’m really surprised by the shifts on the Top 25 list this month. Four papers got bumped and four new ones took their place. I’m sure I’m missing many great college newspapers out there. Check the numbers below or my list on Twitter and let me know if I’m missing a paper. I’ll gladly at it to the list and include it in next month’s numbers. The Top 25 The Top 25 is quickly Continue reading






Top 25 college newspapers on Twitter – March 2011




Last month I started taking a closer look at other college newspapers on Twitter. I was really surprised by what I found and was amazed at how many have large followings, many of which are larger than the paper’s following on Facebook. I will update this list on the first Wednesday of each month. A few of the newspapers on the list don’t appear to be actively maintaining their Twitter accounts, so I likely will drop them off the list next month. I’m sure there are many more out there that I am missing. If you know of a college Continue reading