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There are many opportunities for the students to become involved. Each media group is managed by a student Editor-in-Chief or General Manager and a student Business Manager. Students hold jobs and gain experience in journalism, writing, design, photography, broadcasting, business, and advertising. Visit for more information on how you can gain experience and meet people.

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17 Oct

Apply for 2012-13 student leadership positions

EMCVT invites candidates to apply for 2012-13.

Clicking on a link will download the application packet. Please be sure to read the Application Instructions pdf.

Applications are due 9:00 Tuesday November 1, 2011. Interviews will take place Friday November 4 starting at 2:30 pm.

14 Sep

CT’s Brookbank finalist for ACP Reporter of the Year

Lindsey Brookbank has been named a finalist for the Associated Collegiate Press’s Reporter of the Year for her work at the Collegiate Times in 2010-11.

Brookbank is competing against two other reporters, Julie M. Zauzmer of the Harvard Crimson and Matt Stevens of the Daily Bruin at UCLA, for one of the highest individual awards a collegiate journalist can win.

The senior from Ashburn Va. is a double major in English with a concentration in professional writing and Communications with a concentration in electronic/print journalism. She has made Dean’s List for six consecutive semesters.

Brookbank, who is the managing editor of the Collegiate Times, began at the daily student newspaper as a features staff writer her sophomore year. She was promoted to features editor her junior year.

As features editor, she reported the deeply moving personal stories of two Virginia Tech families struggling with the bewildering losses of their promising young students. The story of Morgan Harrington’s murder in October 2009 was well known when Brookbank revisited her parents’ continued search for answers in April 2011. Kevin Lawall’s story was not well known when Brookbank told the harrowing tale of the freshman’s suicide in October 2010 through the eyes of his sister, Jennifer, then a senior biological sciences major, and their mother, Debbie.

“Lindsey clearly has a deep respect and compassion for her subjects. She masterfully painted pictures of life and death, of loss and giving back, that had the ability to make meaning out of chaos,” said Kelly Wolff, general manager of Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech. “Her work has been a true contribution to the shared story of the Tech community.”

When Brookbank graduates in May 2012, she expects to pursue a career in journalism. Her body of work for the Collegiate Times is available online.

The ACP awards will be announced October 29, 2011 at the National College Media Convention in Orlando.

30 Aug

Collegiate Times an ACP Online Pacemaker and Story of the Year finalist

The Collegiate Times has been named as a finalist in two prestigious Associated Collegiate Press awards. is again a finalist for the ACP Online Pacemaker, the highest national honor in collegiate online journalism. The Collegiate Times is in the running in the Online Pacemaker category for schools with 20,000 or more enrollment, the most competitive category.

Zach Crizer’s spring 2011 story, Ex-felon moves forward, is a finalist for ACP’s Story of the Year. Crizer’s compelling reporting about Lars Peterson’s journey to graduation can be read online here:

Crizer is the 2011-12 editor in chief of the Collegiate Times. He is a senior majoring in Communication who is from Midlothian Va. He recently completed an internship at the New York Post.

The Associated Collegiate Press award winners will be announced at the National College Media Convention in Orlando October 26 – 30, 2011.

The Collegiate Times, the student newspaper at Virginia Tech, is one of seven student media organizations under the umbrella of the Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech, Inc. providing educational, co-curricular student activity services and mass media to the university community.

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23 Mar

CT’s Caleb Fleming wins national journalism competition

Collegiate Times writer Caleb Fleming, of Warrenton, Va., a junior majoring in economics in the College of Science, is one of nine winners of the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition and a journalism study trip to Japan.

In 2009, Fleming was named National Collegiate Reporter of the Year by the Associated Collegiate Press. Read the full story.

11 Feb

Give to EMCVT

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Alumni and friends are an important source of support for the educational mission of college media. EMCVT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible. Any size donation will help secure the future of educational, student media at Virginia Tech.

1 Nov

Caleb Fleming wins top ACP honors

Caleb FlemingCollegiate Times writer Caleb Fleming, of Warrenton, Va., a junior majoring in economics in the College of Science, was named the top collegiate reporter in the country Saturday by the Associated Collegiate Press.

The award is one of the highest individual honors a collegiate journalist can win. Fleming beat out students from Harvard and Yale universities in the four-year college category. The awards were announced Nov. 1, 2009, at the National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas.

Full story.

9 Apr

Collegiate Times Wins 20 Virginia Press Association Awards

Collegiate Times AwardThe student newspaper took 1st place honors in editorial writing, critical writing, feature writing, sports writing, art/illustrations, sports photo and picture story or essay. Read the full story.

19 Mar

Collegiate Times is a 2009 Online Pacemaker finalist

The Associated Collegiate Press has again chosen the Collegiate Times to be an Online Pacemaker finalist. The Online Pacemaker is the highest honor in collegiate Web journalism. Full story.

3 Nov

Collegiate Times is a 2008 Online Pacemaker winner

Paper also honored for news reporting, photography, illustrations

The Associated Collegiate Press awarded the Collegiate Times the highest honor in college Web publications, the Online Pacemaker, November 1, 2008 at the National College Media Convention in Kansas City, Mo. Ashley Oliver, a classical studies major from Fredericksburg, Va., won third place in the individual awards for news reporting. Full story.