Dan Reimold

Dan Reimold is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Tampa. He writes and presents frequently on the campus press and maintains the daily blog College Media Matters, affiliated with the Associated Collegiate Press. His most recent book, Journalism of Ideas: Brainstorming, Developing, and Selling Stories in the Digital Age, was published in spring 2013 by Routledge.

by Dan Reimold

Roughly a month ago, Kyle Plantz agreed to shout strangers’ names in a newsroom for only $5. Plantz, 20, a junior journalism major at Boston University, is not crazy. He’s passionate — about The Daily Free Press. In early November, the FreeP, the 45-year-old independent student newspaper at BU, launched a fundraising campaign to pay off […] more »

by Dan Reimold

During his senior year at the University of Virginia, recent graduate Matthew Cameron put together a 136-page thesis on the current state of college newspapers. Here it is, in seven words: Student papers are hurting, but there’s hope. That’s summing it up — not selling it short. Cameron’s scholarly effort provides a fascinating glimpse into […] more »

by Dan Reimold

In February 2012, Lisa Khoury met the Internet. Foregoing a handshake, the meeting began with the digital equivalent of a slap across the face. As a sophomore at the University of Buffalo and at the start of only her second semester practicing journalism, Khoury wrote a column for The Spectrum student newspaper expressing her distaste […] more »

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I didn’t know much about Roger Ebert in the 1980s and 1990s. Due to a lack of cable access growing up, I only occasionally caught him in syndication during his Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down TV glory days. In fact, I’m pretty sure for a large chunk of my childhood and early adolescence I only knew him […] more »

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Earlier this month, in a Manhattan hotel conference room, a student journalist admitted being nervous about an upcoming business reporting internship. “I’m going to be blunt,” she said. “I’m 20. I don’t know about the Stock Exchange. I’ve never even done my own taxes.” She asked the featured speakers seated at the front of the […] more »

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Allegations of Ivy League hazing. Alice in Wonderland on LSD. A Biblical studies professor busted in a child predator sting. A student squirrel whisperer. A 280-pound black bear falling from a tree. And something called milking. These buzzwords and teaser descriptions factor into a few of the many viral creations published or posted by college […] more »

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As student journalists across the country gear up for another academic year, it’s worth looking at the most impressive feats of the last year in college media. Over the past academic year, student news teams put together a number of editions — in advance and spur-of-the-moment on deadline — geared toward remembering or highlighting major […] more »

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The web address: future.dailyemerald.com. The one-word header atop the homepage: Revolution. And the tagline just beneath it: “The Oregon Daily Emerald, reinvented for the digital age.” The student newspaper at the University of Oregon — best known for its five-day-a-week print edition — is morphing into a more wide-ranging, digital-first “modern college media company.” On […] more »

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The Daily O’Collegian at Oklahoma State University is enjoying marginal success with its metered pay wall a bit more than a year after enacting it. At the start of spring semester 2011, the paper became the first U.S. student media outlet to charge a subset of readers for its content online, requiring a $10 yearly […] more »

by Dan Reimold

I cut the cable cord in early 2006. When I tell friends and colleagues I’m a cord-cutter, the biggest misconception — beyond initial worries about the phrase involving bodily harm — is that I don’t watch TV. I have a 42” flat screen. I watch TV all the time. I just don’t watch regularly scheduled, […] more »