By: Richard Chang | The Sacramento Bee
A media war is brewing at UC Davis, but it doesn’t involve blogs or Twitter.
It’s a battle between two newspapers.
Last month, a group of students published the first issue of the Davis Beat, a biweekly tabloid that competes directly with the long-standing broadsheet student paper, the California Aggie.
Reminiscent of a bygone era when cities had competing dailies, the move comes at a critical time for newspapers – an industry that continues to evolve as circulation drops, advertising falls and media are consumed online.