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Dan Reimold
Dan Reimold, Ph.D., 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. He is an assistant professor of journalism at Philadelphia’s Saint Joseph’s University, where he also advises The Hawk student newspaper. He maintains College Media Matters, a student journalism industry blog affiliated with the Associated Collegiate Press. 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.

Entries by Dan Reimold

Country's Longest-Serving Student Newspaper Sex Columnist Quits Due to 'Biting' Reader Comments

(1) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 11:12 PM

The longtime writer of The Daily Barometer sex column at Oregon State University is calling it quits, citing increasingly mean-spirited reader feedback as the main reason for her decision.

Kathy Greaves, a human sexuality instructor at OSU for two decades and counting, has written...

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Cal State Fullerton Student Newspaper Calls Out School Officials for Media Silence, Stonewalling & Rudeness

(1) Comments | Posted April 24, 2015 | 3:56 PM

The main image accompanying a new editorial in The Daily Titan at California State University, Fullerton depicts a massive, seemingly impenetrable red brick wall with the words "CSUF ADMINISTRATION" scrawled across it. At the bottom, a tiny gentleman in a reporter's cap is shown asking, "Would you like...

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Ohio U. Student Newspaper Suspends Editor for Cutting Secret Deal With School President

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 2:07 PM

The Post suspended its opinion editor Xander Zellner for two weeks and has publicly apologized to readers for a secret deal Zellner agreed to with Ohio University's president.

According to The Athens News, Zellner convinced OU prez Roderick McDavis to become an occasional op-ed...

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University of Texas Campus Humor Magazine Editors Elected Student Government President, VP

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 2:04 PM

Two top editors from the University of Texas at Austin's student humor magazine have been elected president and vice president of the school's student government. The pair's highly surprising victory -- announced late last week -- comes after a campaign described as initially funny and then increasingly serious.

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White Journalism Students Barred From Covering Race Forum at Canadian University

(3) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 11:23 AM

Issues involving race, a supposedly public meeting, barred student journalists and a college newspaper piece have all aligned to form a powder keg of a controversy triggering headlines and debate in Canada and the U.S.

Last week, a pair of journalism students at Toronto's Ryerson University were ordered to leave...

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University of Tulsa Threatens Student Newspaper for Its Report on Facebook Harassment Case

(10) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 4:53 PM

Officials at the University of Tulsa sent a chilling message earlier this week to its student journalists: Stop investigating news we don't want you to cover or you will be punished.

Happy Friday, folks. The word of the day: censorship. It is wrapped cloak and dagger around

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Student Newspaper Sex Edition Flagged as Explicit By Digital Publisher Issuu

(2) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 5:10 PM

Joining a slew of other student newspapers nationwide, The Spectrum at the University of Buffalo just released its annual sex edition. You can view it through the popular digital publishing platform Issuu -- but only if you sign in first and prove you are...

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American Sniper: Students Debate Film's Quality and Impact

(2) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 2:54 PM

American Sniper has ruled at the box office for the past three weekends, racking up record-breaking grosses, while also earning multiple Oscar nominations.

The film -- focused on the life and legendary Iraq War exploits of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle -- has also stirred patriotic fervor and...

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Arizona State Student Senator Impeached for Talking to the Press Without Telling Superiors

(10) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 1:35 PM

Student government strikes again! The Tempe Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Arizona State University has impeached one of its own members for talking to The State Press campus newspaper without first giving USG leaders a heads-up.

The State Press interviewed ASU student senator Isabelle Murray earlier...

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Redskins, Revenge, Censorship: The Ridiculous Mascot Fight at a Pennsylvania High School

(4) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 3:05 PM

Neshaminy School District superintendent Robert Copeland is a censorious tyrant who is smearing the reputation of a fantastic high school. He must be stopped.

I grew up 15 minutes or so from Neshaminy High School in Lower Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It has long been known for its large...

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Michigan Student Newspaper 'Decapitates' Athletic Director in Photo Illustration

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 4:42 PM

A conservative student newspaper at the University of Michigan is in the spotlight after publishing a photo illustration that led a UM adjunct professor to bring up ISIS and alert campus police.

This past week, The Michigan Review posted a doctored photo online that...

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Rant in East Carolina Student Newspaper Spurs Racial Tension, Death Threats for Editor

(2) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 6:35 PM

An anonymous rant with racist overtones run in East Carolina University's student newspaper has triggered controversy, outside media coverage, a free speech debate, a campus-wide racial inequality panel and even death threats directed at the paper's editor-in-chief.

Named after the school's mascot, "Pirate Rants" is a regular feature...

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Student Journalist's Story on Same-Sex Wedding Spurs Backlash, Pulitzer Nomination

(3) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 5:35 PM

Last month, a University of Southern Mississippi broadcast journalism student also on the local newspaper staff wrote a front-page story for the paper on the "first known gay wedding ceremony in Laurel, Miss." Controversy ensued.

The article by USM's Cassidi Bush appeared as the...

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Florida A&M Student Newspaper Delayed From Publishing, Staff Ordered to Reapply for Positions

(5) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 5:19 PM

Staffers at The Famuan, the student newspaper at Florida A&M University, will not publish their first issue of spring semester early next week as planned. Instead, on administrative orders, editorial operations at the paper have been delayed until the end of the month.

The adviser of the...

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Obama Has Edge in Student Newspaper Presidential Election Endorsements

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 6:39 PM

In the 2012 presidential race, the student press appears to be pro-Obama. A review of college newspaper endorsement editorials reveals overwhelming support for the sitting president's reelection effort.

The near-universal theme of the endorsements: Obama has done a decent job amid a harsh economic climate and dispiriting partisan politics and...

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Arizona Daily Wildcat Apologizes for 'Fruit Roll Up' Cartoon Depicting Homophobia, Child Abuse

(120) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 8:59 AM

The Arizona Daily Wildcat at the University of Arizona is apologizing for publishing a controversial cartoon earlier this week that features a fairly horrific depiction of homophobia and child abuse.

The four-panel strip, run Tuesday, shows a father threatening his young son with bloody death and body discarding...

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WATCH: Most University Of Tampa Students Cannot Name the 2012 Vice Presidential Candidates

(10) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 8:41 PM

To start, I must confirm: On the whole, students at the University of Tampa seem wicked smart, energetic about learning, and engaged with the world and breaking news. That is why the video below is so sigh-inducing.

Just before the recent debate between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP VP...

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Stony Brook Student Magazine's Funny Football Tweets Lead to Censorship Threat

(7) Comments | Posted October 5, 2012 | 6:19 PM

Late last month, athletics officials at Stony Brook University threatened the press credentials of a student magazine in response to a staffer's comedic live-tweeting of a football game.

The needed backdrop: Along with a terrific journalism school, there are three major student media outlets at SBU....

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Daily Texan Newsstands Not Allowed at Journalism School Due to 'Environmental Concerns'

(1) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 1:21 PM

Administrators at the University of Texas have stopped The Daily Texan student newspaper from placing a newsstand inside or even near the new Belo Center for New Media, which houses UT's School of Journalism.

The reason: "environmental concerns." Specifically, as Texan staff writer Bobby Blanchard reported,...

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UMass Lowell Student Newspaper's Year-End Spoof Issue Called Vulgar, 'Deeply Offensive'

(4) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 1:11 PM

A student newspaper in Massachusetts is earning press attention, some reader scorn and an administrative scolding for a spoof issue. Sound familiar?

More than a month after the much-publicized April Fool's issue fall-out with Boston University's Daily Free Press, The Connector at the University of Massachusetts...

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