College newspapers beef on Twitter, but none serve it better than The Daily Texan.
On Monday, last semester’s associate managing editor Forrest Milburn tweeted:
Best college newspapers in the country ranked:— Forrest Milburn (@forrestmilburn) June 25, 2018
Prompting The Daily Californian, student newspaper at the University of California, Berkeley, to quote tweet:
So, we at the Texan decided to make a listicle about the listicle insult.
The Daily Californian and The Daily Texan have a history of back and forth Twitter exchanges, mostly stemming from a November 2017 Twitter exchange with Stanford University’s student newspaper.
Accurate. pic.twitter.com/LQlhBH8zrX— The Daily Texan (@thedailytexan) November 16, 2017
But back to Monday’s beef.
There's more where that came from— The Daily Californian (@dailycal) June 26, 2018
North Texas Daily, student newspaper at the University of North Texas, decided to stick its nose where it didn’t belong.
The Daily Texan slapped with a slight on UNT’s jazz ensemble band.
can we borrow the one o'clock lab band sometime we need some background music in the office— The Daily Texan (@thedailytexan) June 26, 2018
North Texas Daily tried their best to reply.
Only if we can borrow Bevo, since we’re apparently being brought into this lackluster beef...— North Texas Daily (@ntdaily) June 26, 2018
But the Texan took ‘em down.
speaking of denton and lackluster— The Daily Texan (@thedailytexan) June 26, 2018
Then The Triton at University of California, San Diego chimed in.
Triton staff keeping up with the mayhem while also trying to build a comprable paper pic.twitter.com/OJyKgwfyy7— The Triton (@Triton_News) June 26, 2018
And got clapped.
our copy editors just had a heart attack— The Daily Texan (@thedailytexan) June 26, 2018
A few of the Texan’s department accounts got involved.
departments when lesser publications come at our main account pic.twitter.com/TPWP7ubyMn— Daily Texan Photo (@texan_jpg) June 26, 2018
Monday’s publishing night Twitter beef riled the basement office up. However, Peter Chen, the Texan’s media adviser, was less amused.
when the whole office is rioting over student media twitter drama and Peter comes in the management office to ask me when we’re gonna get back to work pic.twitter.com/KKJOEuHq8R— catherine marfin (@catherinemarfin) June 26, 2018
College newspapers: Don’t try us.