The network was founded in 2006 by a group of former local TV sports guys in Columbus, OH who realized that the media was moving away from the half-hour evening TV newscast to an online and on-demand world.
The goal was simple: build a network of on-campus reporters that would provide students an opportunity to work as paid journalists, while creating unique, entertaining and diverse content for an audience of their peers.
Today, the network has grown to nearly 100 schools and more than 120 student reporters. Reporters have covered every BCS bowl game, college basketball's Final Four, the Super Bowl, the Sundance Film Festival, the Bonarroo Music Festival and events held by every major 2008 presidential candidate. Our student reporters have filed stories from all 48 continental states.
Palestra.net is a content partner of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Channel providing student reporters opportunities to appear on both TV networks.
Beginning in late summer 2008, Palestra.net will launch a content partnership with Fox Sports Interactive, providing our reporters one more national platform on which to showcase their work.
This fall, reporters from some of the nation's best business schools will begin covering campus-related business stories for Palestra.net and the Fox Business Channel.
Tiffany Wilson, 23, a graduate managing editor of the college journalist Web site Palestra.net, has appeared on the Fox News Channel more than 50 times in the past year, frequently to talk about the election. “Young people want to see their peers on television,” she said.
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Shelby Holliday has your San Diego weekend sports update.
ThePalestra.com's student reporter Shelby Holiday chronicles the joys of traveling on her way out to Columbus.
Recent San Diego grad Shelby Holliday blogs about her packing adventures as she gets ready to hit up Europe!
Shelby Holiday reporting from St. Paul, MN (2008-08-31 16:00:12)
The Palestra.net Blog chronicles the adventures of a Palestra reporter. From exotic trips to some not so pleasant locations, our team reports constantly from the field. You will get a behind the scenes look at the workings of Palestra.net.
(although I could care less about the other four topical liners this fifth one gained my respect)
Name: Ric Winkler
Position: Director of Technology & Engineering
College: Penn State University
Major: BS Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Washington, DC
Ric Winker is the director of technology and engineering for Palestra.net. Ric is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Name: Dan Hoffman
Position: jump video cut / graphics semi colon / creative please
University and Graduation date: Ohio University / May 2003
Major: Video Production, specializing in Art & Journalism
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
After packing a 1993 Isuzu Amigo full of what was left of Dan’s college experience, he headed to Columbus, Ohio to work in the mind-numbing, non-creative world of corporate video. In efforts to escape this world, Dan spent his free time making music videos for local artists and exploring the world of online video. Jeff Hopson, a good friend and BBQ enthusiast, was aware of Dan’s creative appetite and introduced him to Palestra.net ... a place that welcomed creativity, passion, and a DIY attitude. Finally, Dan was given the opportunity to wear a tool belt and use a hammer. From here on out, Dan joined a team of people everyday to build the sweetest tree house possible. Now, Dan spends his free time exploring hot sauce, cooling off with a pale ale, and standing next to his lady friend, Robin.
Best of University Roses, John French
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