Vanderbilt student media site opens up to the community

In Nashville, Vanderbilt University‘s student newspaper has completely retooled and reimagined what a college media Web site should look like and what its purpose should be in the university community.

InsideVandy.com is the result.

InsideVandy.com

Straight news and blogs written by the staff mingle with reader photos, stories, and blogs.

The site is run with Drupal, free open-source software with a huge user community. It’s easy enough to get started with Drupal that I played around with it sometime last year while brainstorming what we could do to give SJSU’s student body a place for community building and social networking.
You can hear a podcast about the development of InsideVandy thanks to Reinventing College Media.