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

Jackson Janes – Associate Director of Polling Operations

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… Continue reading Jackson Janes – Associate Director of Polling Operations

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Colin Wright – Assistant Director for Media Operations 

Colin Wright is a sophomore at Indiana University covering Indiana Athletics for the Indiana Daily Student while studying Media Management, Law, & Policy as well as Public Relations.  A 2020 graduate of Fenwick High School, he hails from Elmhurst, IL. Colin has served in the role of assistant director for media operations since December 2021. … Continue reading Colin Wright – Assistant Director for Media Operations 

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Colin Kulpa – Football Data and Polling Director

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… Continue reading Colin Kulpa – Football Data and Polling Director

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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 former … Continue 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, OneFootDown.com and Buckys5thQuarter.com, 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. can … Continue 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’t … Continue reading Michael Hull – The Independent Florida Alligator, Pro Football Focus

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 communication … Continue reading Landon Wirt – The Daily Nebraskan

Patrick Andres – Daily Northwestern

Patrick Andres is a junior at Northwestern University studying journalism and American history. He is a sports reporter for The Daily Northwestern covering football, and is a native of Sylvania, Ohio. Fun facts: Patrick enjoys reading and listening to music in his free time, and is an avid Cleveland sports fan. Twitter: @pandres2001 Stories: https://dailynorthwestern.com/staff_name/patrick-andres/ Continue reading Patrick Andres – Daily Northwestern

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