College Media Matters is a news site and innovation hub aiming to tell the story of college media 2.0 one day at a time and from as many perspectives as possible.
Created and maintained since 2008 by journalism professor and reporter Dan Reimold, CMM provides daily updates on controversial, innovative and newsworthy matters impacting the student press and journalism education worldwide. It also spotlights influential student journalists, journalism educators, student media advisers, professional journalists and others with college media connections. In addition, it regularly features standout student press content and contains occasional editorializing built atop Reimold’s belief in the power of college media.
Along with its main news posts and profiles, CMM boasts a comprehensive list of journalism programs at colleges and universities in the U.S., an annual listing of top journalism conferences and workshops, the popular 1 Million Story Ideas for Student Journalists permanent page, the College Media Podcast and the CMM Editorial Fellowship. The latter shares the writing and perspectives of roughly 20 top student journalists each semester and summer.
While operating with complete editorial independence, CMM maintains an official partnership with the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP), the country’s largest and oldest college media membership organization. CMM content is featured on ACP’s homepage. Content from the blog or references to the blog itself have also appeared in a range of news outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, JimRomenesko.com, Editor & Publisher, Nieman Journalism Lab, Poynter, PBS MediaShift, American Journalism Review, USA TODAY, Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Nation and U.S. News & World Report.
“College Media Matters is the source on collegiate journalism happenings. … Seriously, it’s the source.”
– Kenna Griffin, journalism professor & Prof KRG founder, summer 2013
“College Media Matters is an impressive organization that advocates the importance of fostering great media skills at the college level, so that [students are] best-equipped to succeed following graduation.”
– Sean Flynn, JournalismDegree.org
“College Media Matters is a great website built especially for what we are doing. Read it!”
– Journalism professor Kelley Crowley, to her students at Shenandoah University, fall 2013
“Anyone who does not follow College Media Matters right now should do so at this time.”
– Michael Bragg, editor-in-chief of The Appalachian at Appalachian State University, fall 2013
“This blog is my bible. Run by Dan Reimold, College Media Matters covers rising trends, interesting or controversial goings-on and story ideas in the collegiate media world. Reimold updates about once a day, and his posts are explicit in detail and usually contain some excellent analysis. For the day-to-day happenings in the world of college news and reporting, College Media Matters is one of the best resources available.”
– Riley Snyder, journalism student, University of Nevada, Reno, April 2012
“Reimold’s work allows him to track the pulse of America’s college papers and identify student press trends.”
– Student Press Law Center Report 32.3, fall 2011