Fri, 05/21/2021 - 10:40am

Student Media Continues Growth at Christ School


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Henry Lytle '23, left, and Mac Kimel '22 were the anchors for the "Little Stump News" broadcasts.

Start spreading the news, Christ School student-produced media is thriving like never before in 2021.

“The Stump” newspaper not only just published its first full-color issue, a website with lots of other exclusive content (csstump.net) is coming up on its one-year anniversary. And on the broadcast side of things, there were six “Little Stump News” newscasts produced in its inaugural season.

How far has journalism come at Christ School? The school newspaper, formerly called “The Galax Leaf, had been dormant for seven years before it was revived in 2017.

The Stump’s first year online has produced some impressive numbers: 26,638 page views, 13,767 user sessions, and 8,291 new users. The website has become the hub for Christ School Broadcast Network livestreams as well with 36,100 total CSBN views and approximately 6,100 hours of CSBN watch time.

Some of the newest content which has been added to csstump.net is the third episode of the Alumni Time Machine podcast, with Drew Redmond ’21 sitting down to talk with Matt Halvorsen ‘17 and Brad Halvorsen ’19, the “Harris House Senior Circle Podcast” by Patrick Wilds ‘21 and Daniel Neuman ‘21, reflections on what it was like for seniors to spend one full year as distance learners (Eddie Lin ‘21 and Kevin Zheng ‘21), and "Useful Tips for Greenie Graduates” by Robert Dong ‘21.

Faculty advisors for The Stump student were Mary Dillon, Ross Weathersbee ‘10, and Spenser Simrill.

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