|Richard Steeves, new editor-in-chief|
of The Commuter at LBCC.
Steeves succeeds Allison Lamplugh, who wrapped up her term as top editor of the college's student newspaper and online site with the June 3 issue, the last of the 2014-15 school year.
Steeves, a journalism and communication student at LBCC, begins his tenure with this summer's editions and will serve through the 2015-16 school year.
This past year Steeves worked as a reporter, photographer and copy editor at The Commuter. He covered a variety of stories, ranging from politics and community news to sports.
"Journalists have a responsibility to their readers, and that responsibility is to be honest and ethical," Steeves wrote in his application to become editor-in-chief. "The Commuter's readers are our campus community, and I view it as a huge responsibility not only to tell the community the truth about news events and other important events, but also to do so in a fair and ethical manner."
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.
To contact Steeves or for more information about getting involved in The Commuter, he can be reached at 541-917-4451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: In his first decisions at editor-in-chief, Steeves has appointed Melissa Chandler as managing editor and Kyle Braun-Shirley as Arts & Entertainment editor.
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