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About College Media Beat

Over the past year, the UWIRE network has grown and adapted to meet the new realities of media in the 21st century. The network continues to launch new initiatives to help better prepare students for the jobs they’ll take after graduation and also to help campus journalism outlets capitalize on the opportunities of new media.  The newest initiative?  A blog covering the College Media Beat.

Our mission is to improve college journalism, and in doing so help change the entire media landscape. We’ll highlight top student reporters and spotlight innovative ideas from student media outlets worldwide.  We’ll offer easy-to-follow tips on how to gain Web skills, file a Freedom of Information Act request or create a sharp cover letter.  We’ll analyze and comment on the latest industry trends and scandals.  And we’ll provide a supportive forum for community members to discuss the difficult issues they face collectively.

This blog aims to tell the story of the evolution of college media, as much as possible in student journalists’ own words.  Want to contribute? E-mail Or Tweet us @UWIREmediabeat.

For more, click here to read the introductory post.

The blog is managed by Steve Veres and Michelle Starr,’s opinion and news editors respectively.  Top journalism students will occasionally contribute posts.  To contact Steve or Michelle, please e-mail

Dan Reimold

Dan Reimold

About Dan Reimold, editor of College Media Beat

Dan Reimold, Ph.D., is a visiting assistant journalism professor at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU), home to the premier journalism program in Southeast Asia. He is an American by birth, education, and journalistic perspective who has taught journalism, mass comm., and new media courses at three universities. He earned his doctorate in journalism/mass communication and an additional graduate-level certificate in contemporary history from Ohio University (OU). He received his master’s degree in journalism from Temple University and worked for several newspapers in greater Philadelphia, Pa., including The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he earned the paper’s first Ralph Vigoda Memorial Award for passion in journalism.

As a student, teacher, adviser, reporter, editor, blogger, and researcher, he has operated within the framework of the college media and also explored the theories behind it and the issues that provide it with the power to transform lives, shape experiences, and offer meaning to the campus routine. He ran the student newspaper, The Grizzly, as an undergraduate at Ursinus College, proudly putting the paper to bed and then delivering every copy on campus.  While at OU, he advised Speakeasy Magazine, an online student news outlet.  He currently assists in advising The Nanyang Chronicle, the student newspaper at NTU.  He has written about college media for publications such as the Inquirer, Journalism History, and College Media Review and presented about it at conferences in three countries.  His first book on a major modern college media trend will be published in fall 2010 by Rutgers University Press.  His current research is focused on the history and current state of Singapore’s student press, completed in part through a Fulbright research fellowship and a position as a visiting scholar with the Singapore internet Research Centre (SiRC).

He can be reached via e-mail at

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