interns Meet our interns

College Media Network interns are given a very unique opportunity to help develop and improve the College Publisher system. Rather than menial tasks like coffee runs and sorting files, CMN interns get to interact directly with the CP support and development teams, giving them an opportunity to influence the finished product. It doesn't take a CP veteran to become an intern with College Media Network either, just a great work ethic and the dedication to help continue to improve our product.

Colin Darland     Editor in Chief, Arizona Daily Wildcat

Colin Darland

Colin Darland was born and raised in Phoenix, Ariz., and is currently the editor in chief for the Arizona Daily Wildcat. During the past two years, Colin has served as photographer, photo editor, web director and now editor in chief for the Daily Wildcat, giving him a unique perspective on the news cycle and production process. Colin is a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on journalism, economics and communication. His focus at the Wildcat has always been on new media integration. Putting an emphasis on a web-first workflow, he is constantly working toward the goal of reshaping the news production process from the bottom up. His philosophy on the news industry is that it is not dying, but rather transforming to suit the changing media landscape. Only through a true utilization of the Internet's many resources does he see the news industry growing again. Colin also enjoys puppies and long walks on the beach. If he isn't in the newsroom you can probably catch him watching the sun set over the Santa Catalina Mountains outside Tucson, Ariz.

Lynn Rickert     Editor in Chief, Pace Press



Lynn Rickert is a senior at Pace University and the editor in chief of The Pace Press. She has previously worked on The Press as arts editor and re-designed last summer -- with the help of College Publisher! She has interned at O, the Oprah Magazine, Cookie Magazine and Outside of the newsroom, Lynn also works for her school''s call center, takes classes and watches too much TV. When she has free time, she enjoys hula hooping and hanging out in her neighborhood.

Casey Smith     Advertising & Marketing , The UW Daily   

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Casey is a senior at the University of Washington pursuing a double major in journalism and economics with a minor in music. He began working for The Daily at the University of Washington in the winter of 2008 as a general assignment reporter. Spring through fall of 2008, he worked as a sports designer and beat reporter covering the Greek System before being promoted to news editor in winter of 2009. In May of 2009, Casey was hired as the editor in chief for the 2009-10 academic year. During his tenure as editor, Casey saw The Daily awarded with more regional and national awards than the paper had seen in almost a decade. He is returning to the paper in the fall of 2010 to run the advertising and marketing department in an effort to streamline operations between the two sides of the newsroom. After graduating, he plans to pursue a career in directing and producing multi-media projects.