MISSION


Campus Reform, a project of the Leadership Institute, is America's leading site for college news.

As a watchdog to the nation's higher education system, Campus Reform exposes bias and abuse on the nation's college campuses.

Our team of professional journalists works alongside student activists and student journalists to report on the conduct and misconduct of university administrators, faculty, and students.

Campus Reform holds itself to rigorous journalism standards and strives to present each story with accuracy, objectivity, and public accountability.

News Team


Lawrence Jones

Lawrence Jones Editor-In-Chief

Lawrence B. Jones III is Campus Reform's editor-in-chief. Prior to joining Campus Reform, he hosted his own radio show on The Blaze Radio Network, served as a Contributing Host for The Blaze TV, and appears regularly on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, and MSNBC. See Articles

Peter Fricke

Peter Fricke Managing Editor

Peter Fricke is the Managing Editor for Campus Reform. He has previously worked on state and national political campaigns, and was a reporter for The Daily Caller News Foundation. His email address is pfricke@campusreform.org.

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Cabot Phillips

Cabot Phillips Media Director

Cabot Phillips is the Media Director for Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform he spent time working on numerous campaigns—most recently as the Digital Grassroots Director for Marco Rubio’s Presidential bid. Phillips is also a YouTube Partner, creating and starring in numerous videos which have amassed over 70 million views across varying online platforms.  In 2016, Phillips was named to Red Alert Politics "30 Under 30" list of the nation's most influential young conservatives. See Articles

Emma Meshell

Emma Meshell Program Coordinator

Emma Meshell is the Program Coordinator for Leadership Institute’s Campus Reform. She is responsible for the recruitment, training, and management of Campus Reform’s team of student journalists, a team that she was formerly a part of as an Oregon Campus Correspondent. Prior to joining Campus Reform, she worked for the Freedom Foundation in Portland, Oregon. Her work centered around planning and executing opt-out campaigns to government union members, including management of a statewide door-to-door canvassing team. Prior to this, she interned with the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, researching, and building educational programs tasked with teaching the principles of personal responsibility and individual liberty to underserved communities. With a heart for local politics, Emma has enjoyed working for and advising campaigns in her native Oregon, including several successful City Council and School Board races in her hometown. She graduates from Western Governors University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing. See Articles

Grace Gottschling

Grace Gottschling Investigative Reporter

Grace Gottschling is the Investigative Reporter for Campus Reform. She is a recent graduate of The College of New Jersey, where she wrote for the university newspaper. Grace was the vice president of the pro-life club on her campus and has experience traveling across the country to engage and train others in pro-life apologetics. See Articles


Sterling Beard

Sterling Beard Director of Journalism Training

Sterling Beard is Campus Reform's Director of Journalism Training. Prior to joining Campus Reform, he spent time as an editorial associate for National Review Online and as a staff writer at The Hill, where he served as the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's Lyn Nofziger Fellow and regularly appeared across the country on Fox News Radio to provide analysis of current events. In 2017, Sterling was named to The Chronicle of Higher Education's Influence List, one of nine people who "affected federal policy, campus culture, and the national conversation about education in 2017 — and who are likely to remain influential in the year ahead." See Articles

Rebekah Beeton

Rebekah Beeton Contributor

Rebekah Beeton is a Campus Reform contributor, as well as the Regional Field Coordinator for the Great Lakes region of the United States. As a Regional Field Coordinator, she identifies and trains college students on how to take a stand for conservative values on their campuses. Prior to coming to work for the Leadership Institute, Rebekah was a Digital Outreach Director for Eusocial, where she created conservative and libertarian campus groups. During the 2016 presidential election, Rebekah served as a digital volunteer for the Dr. Ben Carson presidential campaign. She has a bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State University in Organizational Leadership. See Articles

Alexandra Knowles

Alexandra Knowles Contributor

Alexandra Knowles is the Youth Leadership Coordinator at Leadership Institute. In this role, she travels across the country training conservative activists on how to run a mass-based youth effort for candidates and causes of their choice. In 2017, she served as Youth Director for Ed Gillespie's gubernatorial bid in Virginia. Prior to her role on the Gillespie campaign, she worked as Leadership Institute's Grassroots Fellow, assisting the Grassroots Training department with the organization and execution of campaign trainings. Alexandra is an alumna of The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her B.S. in Political Communications, as well as a Business Foundations certificate from McCombs School of Business. See Articles

Toni Airaksinen

Toni Airaksinen Contributor

Toni Airaksinen is a New Jersey-based Campus Reform contributor, and previously served as a Senior Campus Correspondent. Her reporting focuses on campus First Amendment, Title IX, Equal Opportunity, and due process issues, and her stories have been profiled by numerous outlets including Fox News, The New York Post, PBS News, and The Washington Examiner. See Articles

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