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About Dan

Dan Reimold, Ph.D., is a journalism professor, author, reporter and student media adviser 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 Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he also advises The Hawk student newspaper. Along with founding and maintaining College Media Matters, the country’s leading student press blog, Reimold is the Campus Beat columnist for USA TODAY College. In more than 250 Campus Beat columns so far, he has addressed a range of issues, individuals and events impacting higher education, student life and student media.

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.

He is officially affiliated with Poynter as a regular contributor, maintaining a monthly column about the student press. His freelance reporting and academic research has also been published by a range of other outlets including Nieman Journalism Lab, PBS MediaShift, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Tampa Bay Times (formerly St. Petersburg Times), Newspaper Research Journal, Journalism History and College Media Review. In addition, he is a featured contributor in a number of books including Media Ethics at Work and The Student Newspaper Survival Guide.

Reimold 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 at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.

He earned his doctorate in journalism/mass communication and a graduate certificate in contemporary history from Ohio University, where he also advised the online student news outlet Speakeasy Magazine. He received his master’s degree in journalism from Temple University and his B.A. in communication studies from Ursinus College, where he proudly served as editor-in-chief of The Grizzly student newspaper.

His favorite honor: The Philadelphia Inquirer’s first Ralph Vigoda Memorial Award for passion in journalism, given to him in 2004.

He is regularly quoted and cited in articles and research focused on the student press and is always up for a related phone or e-interview. He is also always interested in speaking and consulting opportunities, ideas for research collaborations, story tips for the blog or general feedback.

His e-mail: dreimold@gmail.com.

His mailing address: Saint Joseph’s University, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131.

His six-word memoir: Dream Big. Create. Learn. Teach. Repeat.

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