Our students are back from the Orange Bowl, and while it didn't go the way you and I hoped, our students covered it like total pros. You can see their work at OUDaily.com.
We quickly met our original $5,000 goal to raise money to help our students travel to news events and training opportunities. So we set a new, stretch goal of $8,000, thinking we'd win the Orange Bowl and use that enthusiasm to push our fundraising even higher. We didn't win, but you should still be enthusiastic about the terrific work our student journalists at OU Daily, Sooner yearbook and Crimson Quarterly magazine are doing to cover not just OU sports, but the dynamic new environment at OU under a new president. And you should also be enthusiastic about the fantastic work our OU Student Media advertising and marketing teams are doing to build revenue and audience around that work.
So ... won't you consider pushing us a little closer to that $8,000 stretch goal? We've got just two days left in the campaign. You may have already given, and if you have, we hope you'll at least share the story of why you supported us with your friends and former classmates on your social media streams, by email or just by word of mouth. One of the biggest challenges we have is just letting all the people who love OU Student Media know about the need and how they can help. With just two days to go, the sooner you can get the word out, the better.
Thanks again to all of you who have given and helped make OU Student Media the world-class experience it is for our talented and hard-working students.
Director, OU Student Media