Journalism student Ted Holliday will be the next editor-in-chief of The Commuter newspaper at Linn-Benton Community College.
Holliday was appointed Wednesday afternoon by the Student Publications Committee. He will succeed Sean Bassinger, who will wrap up his tenure as editor-in-chief at the end of Spring Term.
"The Commuter's responsibility to the campus community and covering events is extremely valuable," Holliday wrote in his application for The Commuter's top editor job. "When it is at its best, it includes current events, pictures, news, opinions, and features from around the campus. It brings all the information to one place that students may not be aware of otherwise."
Holliday said he aims to build on the strong foundation built by his predecessors, including the current staff, where he has served as a copy editor, reporter and photographer.
In addition, he wrote, "I would like to see continued development in the digital media, creating faster access to articles online and develop applications for smart phones and more effective use of social networking."
In addition to studying at LBCC, Holliday works as a school bus driver and serves as a volleyball coach at East Linn Christian Academy. He previously worked at Medtronic Inc.
The duties of The Commuter's editor-in-chief include:
- Appointing and managing the newspaper's staff of editors, reporters and photographers.
- Coordinating the work of the staff, including assigning and editing stories and photos.
- Leading staff meetings and other newspaper activities.
- Representing the newspaper in the college community.