Voter Profiles

The student journalists behind the Student Media Poll

Note: this is not a full list of voters, only voters who agreed to have a biography posted on the website.

Featured Profiles

Patrick Felts – Founder and President, Indiana Daily Student

Patrick Felts is sophomore at Indiana University, covering IU Hoosiers football for the Indiana Daily Student, as well as pursuing a degree in journalism in the Ernie Pyle Scholars program and a certificate in the Liberal Arts Management Program. He is a native of Indianapolis. He founded the Student Media Poll in January 2021, and…

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Jackson Janes – Vice President, The Daily Illini

Jackson Janes is a junior at the University of Illinois, studying journalism and statistics, and is currently the sports editor at The Daily Illini. Janes hails from the north side of Chicago. He also serves as the vice president of the Student Media Poll, and played a crucial role in recruiting members and shaping the…

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Colin Kulpa – Data and Polling Director, Indiana Daily Student

Colin Kulpa is a senior attending Indiana University, majoring in media, with concentrations in media science and media management, law and policy. Kulpa, from Knox, Indiana, is the editor-in-chief at Indiana Daily Student, one of the nation’s premiere student news outlets. Kulpa is the Student Media Poll’s data and polling director, running operations related to…

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Sudeep Tumma – The O’Colly

Sudeep Tumma is a senior sports media major at Oklahoma State. Sudeep works for The O’Colly as a sports writer after serving as the sports editor the past year. Sudeep grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. Twitter: @asktumma Stories:

Luke Christopher Norton – Indiana Daily Student

Luke Christopher Norton is a senior studying journalism at Indiana University. He is originally from Greenwood, Indiana, and graduated from Center Grove High School. He currently covers IU football for the Indiana Daily Student, though he has previously served as a sports editor and editor-in-chief. Fun facts: “I’m named after Luke Skywalker, I’m a formerContinue reading “Luke Christopher Norton – Indiana Daily Student”

J.J. Post – The Observer, One Foot Down, Bucky’s Fifth Quarter

J.J. Post is a sophomore at Notre Dame, hailing from Mountainside, New Jersey. Writing for ND’s student newspaper The Observer, and, J.J. also has “an on-and-off, open relationship” with The Daily Cardinal, the student paper he wrote at during his days at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. When not discussing college football, J.J. canContinue reading “J.J. Post – The Observer, One Foot Down, Bucky’s Fifth Quarter”

Michael Hull – The Independent Florida Alligator, Pro Football Focus

Michael Hull is a junior at the University of Florida. From Winter Park, Florida, he covers Gators football for The Independent Florida Alligator and is an editorial intern for Pro Football Focus. When he’s not writing about football, Michael can be found stalking Trevor Lawrence or Jalen Suggs and yelling about how Myles Jack wasn’tContinue reading “Michael Hull – The Independent Florida Alligator, Pro Football Focus”

Tony Liebert – The Minnesota Daily, Gopher Hole

Tony Liebert is a journalism student at the University of Minnesota. He contributes to The Minnesota Daily student newspaper and The Rogers, Minnesota, native loves football, basketball, soccer and MMA. Fun facts: “I’ve finished second place in my fantasy football league five times“ Twitter: @tonyliebert Stories:

Landon Wirt – The Daily Nebraskan

Landon Wirt is a self-described “junior-and-a-half,” with three semesters of his collegiate career remaining at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the senior sports editor at The Daily Nebraskan, the university’s student-run paper, and covers Husker football and men’s basketball. Originally hailing from Overland Park, Kansas, Landon is a double-major in sports media and communicationContinue reading “Landon Wirt – The Daily Nebraskan”

Ben Epstein – Western Herald

Ben Epstein is a senior majoring in Digital Media and Journalism hailing from Bloomfield Hills, MI. He attends Western Michigan University, where he serves as the Lead Sports Reporter for the Western Herald. Fun facts: “Avid rap fan, Vice President of my fraternity, Jewish” Twitter: @BenEpstein__ Stories:

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