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23 Oct

Collegiate Times Editor Featured on National Blog; Dan Reimold to Visit Virginia Tech


Cameron Austin

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.


Dan Reimold is speaking at Virginia Tech on Dec. 1.

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.

14 Jul

Help the Collegiate Times, Get a Free Cup

We are already planning for the upcoming academic year and the staff at the Collegiate Times wants you to spread the word about Blacksburg’s oldest newspaper. Use one of our signature Collegiate Times cups!


And we’ll send CT alumni a free cup with any donation made through Aug. 31. Just click “DONATE” below and make sure to add your name and mailing address. We also accept donations by check to EMCVT/Collegiate Times, PO Box 46, Blacksburg, VA 24063.


There are other ways you can help the CT as well.

And I love to talk about everything we are doing, new ideas and more. Email me if you want to stay in touch with the Collegiate Times staff or learn more about various ways you can stay connected with EMCVT. We could not continue to produce great work without your support!

Carrie Cousins, EMCVT general manager

Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech, Inc. (EMCVT) manages the student media outlets on the Virginia Tech campus, including the Collegiate Times, College Media Solutions, WUVT 90.7 FM, VTTV Channel 33, Silhouette Literary and Art Magazine, Student Publications Photo Staff and the Bugle yearbook. EMCVT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to provide co-curricular educational experience in business and production of mass media for Virginia Tech students as part of the student activities program. We reach thousands of people daily with our student media products on the Virginia Tech campus and in the surrounding community. EMCVT employs three full-time and one part-time professional staff members and more than 100 student employees. Our offices are open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. when Virginia Tech is in session.

30 Jun

APSE Student Chapter Approved for Virginia Tech Students

APSE-logoOrganizations at Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland were officially recognized by unanimous vote of APSE’s executive committee, making them APSE’s first official student chapters.

The vote came June 25, 2014, at APSE’s executive committee meeting to kick off the Associated Press Sports Editors annual summer conference at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.

“We are thrilled to see Maryland and Virginia Tech get us started with what we anticipate will be extremely high interest in student chapters at universities nationwide,” APSE President Tim Stephens said. “We look forward to helping these student organizations grow and in building bridges from our member newsrooms into the universities that are making strong commitments and contributions to sports journalism and to the students who are passionate about careers in the field.”

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15 May

Congrats EMCVT Class of 2014

The Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech would like to thank and recognize all of the seniors who worked with us this academic year and throughout their college careers.

Thank you all for your time, dedication and hard work.

We can’t wait to see what’s next for all of you. Keep in touch and think about the next generations of students who will fill your shoes. (Join the EMCVT alumni list to stay in touch with your division.)

EMCVT Management Advisory Team 2013-14

EMCVT Management Advisory Team 2013-14

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7 May

EMCVT Students Prepare for Summer Internships

What are you doing this summer? While many of you are probably planning vacations and summer getaways, the students at EMCVT are planning where they will work this summer.

Thanks to the experiences they have here at Virginia Tech, a large number of EMCVT students are ready to hit the ground running when they take jobs and summer internships.

We encourage you to let us know about internship and employment opportunities at your companies and if an EMCVT student happens to be at your workplace, make sure to stop and say hello.

Here are just a few of the internships where you will find members of the EMCVT team:

  • Priscilla Alvarez, outgoing Collegiate Times editor, is interning at Washingtonian magazine (Class of 2014)
  • Jacob Emert, outgoing Collegiate Times sports editor, is interning at Baseball America (Class of 2015)
  • Andrea Ledesma, outgoing Collegiate Times design editor, is interning at the Newseum (Class of 2014)
  • Cameron Austin, incoming Collegiate Times editor, is interning at The Roanoke Times (Class of 2015)
  • Erica Corder, incoming Collegiate Times news editor, is interning at the Parliament in London (Class of 2017)
  • Madeleine Gordon, incoming Collegiate Times managing editor, is interning at Virginia Tech Magazine (Class of 2015)
  • Nicole Bowman, a Collegiate Times staff writer, is interning at Modea
  • Ashley Adams, incoming Collegiate Times managing editor, is interning at WSLS 10 (Class of 2015)
  • Rachel Biltz, College Media Solutions inside sales manager, is interning at Baker Tilly (Class of 2015)
  • Max Luong, account executive at College Media Solutions, is interning in the press office for the U.S. Department of Education (Class of 2016)
  • Tamara Brown, account executive at College Media Solutions, is interning with the Washington Redskins
  • Anailis Diaz, incoming VTTV business manager, is interning with WPLG 10 in Miami
  • Victoria Nagel, anchor of VTTV’s Weekly What’s Up, is interning with Ed Gillespie’s senatorial campaign
  • Corrie Purvis, anchor of VTTV’s Weekly What’s Up, is a Dow Jones News Fund and ASI (Class of 2014)
21 Apr

CT Staffer Receives Outstanding Senior Award

andrea-ledesmaCollegiate Times Design Editor Andrea Ledesma of McLean, Va., has received Virginia Tech’s 2014 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences’ Outstanding Senior Award.

Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the senior class, the Outstanding Senior Award recognizes exceptional academic achievement and leadership by a graduating senior from each of the university’s eight colleges. Recipients have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and are selected by faculty and students within the respective colleges.

Ledesma will receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in history, with minors in American studies and political science, during the University Commencement ceremony to be held Friday, May 16, in Lane Stadium.

A member of the University Honors program, Ledesma has excelled academically with consistent dean’s list recognition. She is the recipient of the Patricia A. Gallagher History Scholarship, and received the 2013 Department of History prize for the best undergraduate historical research.

Ledesma completed two undergraduate research projects and was one of eight Virginia Tech students selected to present at the annual 2013 ACC Undergraduate Research Conference. Recognized by the college as an undergraduate researcher of the month, Ledesma also presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on Diversity.

Among her many activities, Ledesma serves as the design editor for the university’s student newspaper, Collegiate Times, and Philologia, the undergraduate research journal of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. She also serves as associate editor for the Virginia Tech Undergraduate Historical Review.

Ledesma is also a student leader in the Honors Residential College and has organized an honors colloquium.

Learn more from VT News.

18 Mar

Bugle Yearbook at Virginia Tech Earns Prestigious Honor

2013CoverCropSmallerThe Bugle Yearbook at Virginia Tech earned a Silver Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at an awards ceremony March 14, 2014. The yearbook is one of seven winners in the nation.

The prestigious award is the third consecutive Crown Award for the Bugle, which won Gold in 2012 and Silver in 2011.

This year 1,236 digital, newspapers, magazines and yearbooks published during the 2012-2013 academic year were eligible for judging in the 2014 Crown Awards Program. All entries were judged at Columbia University from Dec. 14-16, 2013, by the Board of Crown Judges. Publications were judged on writing/editing, design, content, concept, photography, art and graphics. Only seven yearbooks nationally earned gold or silver Crown awards.

The CSPA is an international student press association uniting student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges and award programs. Owned by Columbia University since 1925 and operated as a program affiliated with its Graduate School of Journalism, the association offers three major services: annual competitions and awards for members, including the Crown Awards; planning two conventions and a week-long summer workshop; plus small press publishing activities.

The Bugle is in good company on this year’s Crown list. Other Silver Crowns went to Cactus at the University of Texas and Razorback at the University of Arkansas. Yearbooks at the University of Miami, University of Oklahoma, Western Kentucky University and Loyola Marymount University earned Gold Crowns.

The Bugle, which has been serving the Virginia Tech community since 1895, is a student-run division of the Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech. The yearbook has a history of excellence including multiple honors in recent years:

2013 Bugle: statement.

  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Silver Crown

2012 Bugle: There Are No Words

  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown
  • Printing Industries of America – 2013 Award of Recognition Winner

2011 Bugle: Within This Fray

  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Silver Crown
  • Best in Show – Top 5 for Yearbooks Over 300 Pages from Associated Collegiate Press at the 2011 National College Media Convention

Copies of the most recent book, 2013 statement., as well as pre-orders of the 2014 book are available at You can also order copies of other past Bugles.

17 Feb

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23 Jan

Bugle Yearbook Named Finalist for Crown Award


Lean more about the Bugle yearbook at Virginia Tech and order the 2014 edition today. Copies of the 2013 Bugle are still available as well.
The Crown Awards are sponsored by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

20 Jan

Student Leader Applications are Open


Applications are open for 2014-15 student leadership positions. Interviews will be held on Feb. 7-8. Download the appropriate application packet and return via email. If you have questions, stop by and talk to Carrie in 362 Squires Student Center or email carrie at collegemedia dot com.


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