The Crestiad is the student newspaper of Cedar Crest College. The mission of Cedar Crest is to provide students with an excellent education that is grounded in the liberal arts and informed by humanistic values. The curriculum is designed to enhance the development of critical thinking and leadership skills, creative abilities, social awareness and technological literacy. Committed to experiential and lifelong learning, the College’s curricular and co-curricular programs empower students to be ethical, engaged, and responsible members of their communities, to appreciate global diversity, and to provide stewardship for the environment.
The Crestiad offices are located in Hartzel Hall, home of the Humanities department at Cedar Crest. The Humanities Department offers majors in Communication, English, Hispanic and Latino Studies as well as minors in Gender Studies, Writing, Philosophy, and Applied and Professional Ethics.
The Crestiad adviser is a member of the communications faculty at Cedar Crest. This link will take you to the department homepage.
The Student Press Law Center
The Student Press Law Center is the nation's only legal assistance agency devoted exclusively to educating high school and college journalists about the rights and responsibilities embodied in the First Amendment and supporting the student news media in their struggle to cover important issues free from censorship. The Crestiad is a member of The Student Press Law Center
College Media Advertisers
CMA is the professional association dedicated to serving the needs of collegiate student media programs and their advisers, their mission is to: educate and inform advisers about their roles in serving students and about the teaching, advising and production of collegiate media, and advance the aesthetics of the student media our members advise and the technologies of these programs. The Crestiad adviser is a member of CMA.
The Associated Collegiate Press
The Associated Collegiate Press is a division of the National Scholastic Press Association. Although it had college members since its inception in 1921, ACP was first established as a distinct division in 1933. Today it is the largest and oldest national membership organization for college student media in the United States. As a nonprofit educational membership association, ACP is committed to providing professional services to its student members. The Crestiad is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press.
The BBC is an independent news source that provides a wide range of programs and services. These include television, radio, national, local, childrens’, educational, language, and other services.
NPR is a private, non-profit organization gathering the most current and up-to-date news. 21 million Americans each week tune in by way of more than 730 public radio stations and the Internet.
The Poynter Institute
The Poynter Institute: “Everything you need to be a better journalist.” The Poynter Institute is a school for journalism and media studies. Their website is a useful tool for both student journalists and professional journalists.