CICM shop talk

CMA taps Brad Arendt as new CICM director

Some big news for the CICM went down over what was Spring Break here at Eastern, we got a new director. Here’s official word from College Media Association President David Swartzlander:

Dear CMA members:

It is my pleasure to announce that Brad Arendt, director of student media at Boise State University, has agreed to serve as director of CMA’s Center for Innovation in College Media, effective immediately.

Brad, who has been advising for 13 years, intends to continue to provide hands-on training workshops at the national level, beginning with the Chicago convention this fall.

He also has some exciting ideas he hopes to try, such as the possibility of offering video webinars for such topics as video editing, using digital online tools and using software.

Bryan Murley will continue to write the CICM blog and showcase examples of innovative student work. In addition, Bryan will continue to track emerging trends in news media that impact college media organizations.

The CICM mission has not changed. It still serves as a non-profit think-tank created to help college student media adapt and flourish in the digital media world. CICM has been a part of CMA since 2010.

Brad and I have been in consultation about some new efforts for the future. Stay tuned to the blog for some announcements.