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College Journalists Launch Daily Online Newsmagazine
December 7, 1995

NEW HAVEN, CT (December 7, 1995) — College journalists from across the country today launched Student.Net, the first daily online college newsmagazine ever.

Students from Yale, Columbia, Northwestern, Georgetown, and other universities have collaborated in a "virtual newsroom" for months to create Student.Net, which can be found on the Internet's World Wide Web at "http://www.student.net" and is accessible from all the major commercial online services. Unlike other sites aimed at college students, content on Student.Net is created entirely by journalists — not corporate marketers. "Too much of what's online is advertising disguised as content," said …

Editor & Publisher: College Students Target Their Own With Student.Net
December 12, 1995

So, watch out, professional publishers. Among the competitors you should be watching are a bunch of college students willing to work for nothing, drawing on the talents of new-media-savvy friends and colleagues around the world. It’s just this kind of venture, created on a shoestring but the result rivaling professional publishers’ products, that the Internet is all about.