CMA Officers 2011-2013
College Media Association president, is a 13-year adviser at Doane College, a small, private, liberal arts college in southeast Nebraska. Swartzlander, 57, is the Journalism and Media Department chairman at Doane. He teaches Basic News Writing and Reporting, Beat Reporting, Editing and Design and Multiplatform Journalism. In addition, he advises the student newspaper, The Doane Owl, and the student news Web site, the Doaneline (www.doaneline.com). Before joining Doane, Swartzlander worked as a reporter for six daily newspapers in Ohio, Florida, New York and Nebraska during a 23-year-long career. With CMA, Swartzlander has served as vice president and chairman of the Professional Development committee and the Research Committee. He has presented several times at CMA conventions. He studied at the Newsplex newsroom of the future at the University of South Carolina, and was a member of the Institute for Journalism Excellence and the First Amendment Institute. He won the Nebraska Leadership Award from the Nebraska Press Association and has won several reporting awards. Contact the president at email@example.com.
Rachele Kanigel is an associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University and faculty adviser to the student newspaper Golden Gate Xpress, which publishes daily online and weekly in print. She teaches Newswriting, Reporting, Introduction to Online Journalism, The Contemporary Magazine and other journalism courses and directs summer study-abroad programs with the Institute for Education in International Media (ieiMedia). She was a newspaper reporter for 15 years for daily newspapers, including The Oakland Tribune and the Raleigh, N.C. News and Observer, and has freelanced for TIME, U.S. News and World Report, Reader’s Digest, Prevention and other publications. She is the author of The Student Newspaper Survival Guide, which came out in a second edition in 2011. In 2010 she was awarded the Beverly Kees Educator of the Year Award by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists and in 2006 she was named Journalism Educator of the Year by the California Journalism Education Coalition. With CMA, Kanigel has previously served as board secretary and chair of the Professional Development Committee. As CMA vice president, Kanigel coordinates CMA publications, works as a liaison with other professional groups and supervises evaluations for CMA’s conventions and convention sessions. She would serve as CMA president if the president is unable to perform his duties. Contact the vice president at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris serves as CMA's treasurer and has been the director of Student Publications at the University of Kentucky since 2001. He advises the student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, and the yearbook, the Kentuckian, as well as several other publications. Chris came to the University of Kentucky from the Lexington Herald-Leader where he worked as a reporter, editor and computer-assisted reporting coordinator for eight years. He also spent two years at the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer as Sunday/Projects editor. Chris has also been the owner of a fishing and hunting magazine in Kentucky called the Kentucky Outdoor Journal. He is currently the owner/editor of a fishing blog called www.kentuckyfishing.com (it is only updated in spring and summer). Chris graduated from Western Kentucky University where he was editor of the College Heights Herald. He is married to Lee Poore, a volleyball player and director of Employee Health and Safety at UK. He has two kids, Emery, 11, and Meg, 9.
As CMA secretary, Bonnie is responsible for recording minutes during board meetings and advisory council meetings. A member of CMA since 1993, Bonnie has served as Professional Development Committee chair and Career Development chair. She also has coordinated the fall convention job fair for many years. A journalism instructor at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro since 1993, her duties include advising the twice-weekly student newspaper, The Herald, and the student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalism. Bonnie’s professional background includes nine years as a reporter and editor in Columbus and Starkville, Miss. In 2007, the Arkansas Press Association awarded Bonnie its Journalism Educator of the Year award. The Jonesboro Sun newspaper recognized Bonnie as an FOI hero in 2010. She completed her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Mississippi University for Women in 1983 and her master’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in 1993. Bonnie also serves as secretary/treasurer of the Southeast Journalism Conference. Her free time is spent gardening, doing animal rescue work and hanging out with her dogs, Hattie and Ollie, and several cats, all who were adopted or rescued.
Sally is immediate past president of CMA. As an adviser, Sally works with the Warbler yearbook at Eastern Illinois University and advises the school’s Society for Collegiate Journalists chapter. She has been advising the Warbler for about six years, and each year she learns a bit more about yearbook design, writing and pacing, which was the biggest change from advising a newspaper. But when deadlines come around, it’s still fast and furious. While it is different from newspaper advising, which she did for about 10 years, the same rules of advising apply: educate and train your student staff, support and encourage their growth, advocate for student media and and educate others on behalf of student journalism. Sally also teaches journalism, mostly writing courses and the history of American journalism.