Collegiate Times editor Cameron Austin (Virginia Tech 2015) was recently featured on the national college media blog, College Media Matters. In the “College Media Geeks” feature she answered a Q&A about student media and working at a newspaper in college.
Here’s a preview of what she said:
“After I discovered my passion for print, I focused on being the best journalist I could be and worked my way into leadership positions. That didn’t happen overnight though. I was turned down the first time I applied to both the editor positions I eventually got. I didn’t let being turned down deter me. I used it as a motivator to work harder and prove I deserve those positions. Now in my final semester of college, I can look back and say my college newspaper has taught me not only valuable professional skills, but has taught me life lessons and provided me with a network of best friends who are interested in the same things as me.”
Read the full Q&A on the College Media Matters blog.
The writer of College Media Matters and author of “Journalism of Ideas,” Dan Reimold is coming to Virginia Tech to speak to students later this semester. He will be on campus for a talk in the Graduate Life Center multipurpose room on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and all students (of any year or major) are invited to attend. The talk will be followed by a question and answer session.
Reimold is a college journalism scholar who has written and presented about the student press throughout the U.S., Southeast Asia and in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. As the Student Press Law Center Report notes, “Reimold’s work allows him to track the pulse of America’s college papers and identify student press trends.”
He is an assistant professor of journalism at Philadelphia’s Saint Joseph’s University, where he also advises The Hawk student newspaper. Along with maintaining CMM, Reimold is the “Campus Beat” columnist for USA TODAY College.
His textbook, Journalism of Ideas: Brainstorming, Developing, and Selling Stories in the Digital Age, was published in spring 2013 by Routledge. His first book on college media, Sex and the University: Celebrity, Controversy, and a Student Journalism Revolution, was published in fall 2010 by Rutgers University Press.
His reporting and research on the student press has also been published in outlets such as Journalism History, College Media Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Tampa Bay Times (formerly St. Petersburg Times), Poynter Online and The Washington Post and in books including Media Ethics at Work and The Student Newspaper Survival Guide. He is a former Fulbright research fellow who has taught journalism, mass communication and new media courses at five universities in two countries. Prior to his SJU appointment, he served as an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Tampa and a visiting assistant professor of journalism within Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.