Sentry staffers unveil new all-sports website
Updated: Feb 10, 2020
by Julian Gregorio
The number of new students enrolling in RMU may currently be in a slowdown, but the school's student-media environment shows no similar sign of slowing down.
Instead, it's picking up. On Monday, sports editors who earned their chops at RMU Sentry Media cut the ribbon on Colonial Sports Network, an all-sports website that will be run by seasoned sports editors, many of whom formerly ran sports for The Sentry, RMU Sentry Media's mainstream news site.
Colonial Sports Network (CSN) editors said in a statement that part of the reason they started a separate site was due to previous success.
"Colonial Sports Network is one of the first student-run websites dedicated entirely to sports with multimedia content at the forefront," and the editors previously won awards for work done at Sentry, CSN editors said.
Logan Carney, former Sentry sports editor and current Digital Content Director at RMU Sentry Media, co-founded the new sports site.
"We have quietly been in development of an all-sports website at RMU Sentry Media for about a year," Mr. Carney tweeted Monday.
The announcement comes on the heels of a student media controversy over free speech, but CSN editors made clear that the site is founded on the Journalism Education Association's press rights policy, which promotes "student press freedom and editorial independence through a 'hands-off' approach, allowing students to control content decisions without prior review or censorship."
The site will allow "a forum for the free and responsible expression of student opinion," the editors said.
The Colonial Sports Network will be led by former Sentry sports editor Michael Sciulli.