Kaimin Editor chosen as College Media Matters fellow

Portrait of Ric SanchezRic Sanchez, J-School senior and editor-in-chief of the Montana Kaimin, was recently named a Spring 2015 College Media Matters editorial fellow. 

College Media Matters is a leading blog about the student press and journalism in partnership with the Associated Collegiate Press. 

He is one of 14 student media leaders hand-picked by Dan ReimoldCollege Media Matters editor. 

“I was familiar with the blog and (Reimold’swork covering student media, as he profiled our arts and culture last semester,” Sanchez said. “I'm glad I happened to check my student email that day.” 

As fellows, the students act as correspondents for the world of student media. 

“The fellowship seeks to provide these student journalist extraordinaires with a periodic platform of sorts to share a bit about their work and weigh in on major media news, tough ethical calls and the changing press and higher ed landscapes,” according to the College Media Matters website. 

“We're only two weeks in, but Dan emails us a prompt every week about something happening in student or national media and asks for our response,” Sanchez said. “This week I wrote 400 words about what student journalists can learn from John Oliver, so that was pretty cool.” 

He said he is excited to “nerd out” about student journalism once a week and is glad to keep the UM J-School in the national conversation. 

“We have an astounding J-School that tends to fly under the radar,” Sanchez added. “We have some great media minds here, but I'm glad they settled for me.”

- posted on 01/28/15 -