About the CICM

The Center for Innovation in College Media is a non-profit think-tank that was created to help college student media adapt and flourish in the new media environment. In 2010, CICM was folded into College Media Association, Inc.

We hope to achieve our mission by a number of efforts, including:

  • National hands-on training workshops and conferences.
  • Regional hands-on training workshops.
  • Open-Source technology development and testing.
  • Open-source research about college media and technology.
  • Showcasing examples of innovative student work on the web site.
  • Track emerging trends in news media that will impact college media organizations.
  • Partnering with other organizations to explore ways to improve the transition to new media skills for student journalists.

About the ICM Weblog

Innovation in College Media, the weblog of the non-profit Center for Innovation in College Media, is a collaborative effort of a few dedicated individuals. The people who write, gather information, and contribute have done so out of a sincere desire to advance the training of student journalists through college media. Bryan Murley is the editor of the weblog.


Brad Arendt is the Director of Student Media at Boise State University.  He has been active in college media for over 10 years as a member in College Media Advisors and served on the board for College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers, Inc.

Blog Editor

murleyBryan Murley is an associate professor of new and emerging media in the journalism department at Eastern Illinois University, where he has taught since 2007. He advises their online student news outlet – dennews.com and teaches classes. He pursued doctoral studies at the University of South Carolina, and is the former webmaster for College Media Advisers, Inc. More information at his personal web site: bryanmurley.com.

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Chris Carroll is director of student media for Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. He is a former president of College Media Advisers, Inc.

brasethRalph Braseth is director of student media at Loyola University in Chicago and was director of student media at Ole Miss for 20 years.

Legal Notice: The opinions published on this weblog are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Innovation in College Media, College Media Association, Inc., or individuals associated with the organization. All blog posts remain copyrighted by their authors, except where noted.

Corrections: If you find an error on this web site, or wish to offer clarification of any item you find on the site, please respond in the comments or e-mail us at scmurley (at) gmail.com.

6 thoughts on “About the CICM

  1. So those are the names behind the wonderful ICM. They have contributed to the further advancement of the training of student journalists through college media, me included. Kudos guys and keep it coming! 🙂

  2. My name is Noah Greenberg, and I'm currently a senior at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The past few months some friends and I have been building a website designed to expose college musicians, and it just launched this morning! The site is called CollegeRoots, and its built around the idea that College Musicians shouldn't need a major record label to get a national fanbase.

    We're really excited about it, and I was wondering if CollegemediaInnovation might consider doing a small feature on the site, or helping us out in any way. It's a free way for college students to find music or expose their own, and we'd appreciate any help we can get!

    Let me know if you think you might be interested, I'd be happy to help however I can.

  3. Hello,

    My name is Dan Kaufman and I am writing to tell you about an amazing tech start-up that I have started working for called MySocialCloud. Mysocialcloud.com is a platform focused around personalizing and organizing a person’s internet experience while also allowing them to discover, share, and store content from all over the web. Not only does mysocialcloud.com allow its users to store, share, and discover new content, but it also provides its users with username and password storage, which can then be used to auto-login to sites through the “cloud it” feature we provide.

    We are a USC Trojan start-up, with about 80% of the team being comprised of current USC students and alumni. With the support of our primary investors, Sir Richard Branson and Jerry Murdock, we are well on our way to improving the way people use the internet. We have been working with students, professors, and administrators at some of the top universities across the country to get the word out about how useful mysocialcloud.com is.

    We have been featured in a couple blogs over the past few months (techcrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/16/sir-richard-bran… but I am coming to you because I have personally enjoyed reading CICM's articles in the past and it would be great if we could be featured in your blog. The entire MySocialCloud team is excited about this opportunity and we would all be available for comments (including our CEO and Founder, Scott Ferreira).

    Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


    Dan Kaufman
    Social Cloud Inc.
    (213) 493-4033

  4. Good afternoon!

    One of my friends sent me a link to your website and I really love your articles! Since you are all about the future of college media, I thought this would be a perfect fit.

    I am reaching out to you today because I recently graduated from Florida International University and I am now working for Yapik, a new mobile app for college students. We are about to release the new version of Yapik in the next 2 weeks. It is basically the only app where college students can buy and sell their things on their own college campus and it is free for all iPhone and Android users. It is like a craigslist but better and safer because you are buying and selling to your peers instead of to random people. I copied some of our website links below so you can look through them when you have a chance.

    Since this is an app for college students by college students, I wanted to know if you would be interested in writing a blog about Yapik once it is released. We can send you the press release with screen shots of the app or we can do an interview if you prefer that. When you write the blog we will post it on all of our social media pages with links back to College Media Innovation, and we are also willing to help you in other ways, such as promoting your website. Our ultimate goal is to help college students with Yapik. Please let me know either way. I look forward to hearing from you and I thank you very much in advance for your time! Have a great day 🙂

    Website: http://www.Yapik.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YapikApp
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/YapikApp
    Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/b/107960079177270714904/1
    Tumblr: http://yapik.tumblr.com/

    Thank you,

    Elenis Fachal | Marketing Coordinator
    1450 South Miami Avenue
    Miami, Florida 33130

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