New Leaders Ready For a New Year of Production
Student Media is ready to embark on another successful year of student production, journalism and art. The leaders for Student Media in 2018-19 will be mix of new and familiar faces.
Assistant Director Bryce McNeil announced the following students lead Student Media into the coming year:
• Kenleigh Watkins, Album 88 General Manager
• Danny Varitek, The Signal, Editor-in-Chief
• Anna Sandy, New South, Editor-in-Chief
• Katie Leaman, GSTV General Manager
• Grace Aldis, Underground, Editor-in-Chief
The Digital Media Group has been dissolved as an organization although McNeil confirmed that the mobile app (DMGATL) will be maintained by students within the remaining five organizations.
The Committee on Student Communications (CSC) recommended the new student media leaders following an extensive interview process. The terms for each leader will end on April 30, 2019.
The CSC reviews the operations and advises student media organizations at Georgia State University. The CSC holds regular meetings, reviews the annual operations of student media, interviews applicants for media head positions, hears grievances specifically related to student media and approves and allocates student media funds.
Not only did the leaders spend the month of April interviewing students for positions within their team, but they celebrated their current work as well at a variety of events. Album 88 hosted WRASFest at the Mammal Gallery on April 14, The Signal Alumni Network hosted a banquet for the current staff’s awards ceremony and GSTV screened both news and creative content at an April 21 event at Avondale Towne Cinema.
We’ve got some big plans for this next year and I’m excited to be working with such an amazing team.
~ Danny Varitek, 2018-19 editor-in-chief, The Signal
There will be plenty of print content to engage students over the summer. While GSTV remodels its website and Album 88 continues to broadcast, The Signal will publish the fifth edition of its summer Urbanite magazine for all campuses. Fiction and poetry lovers can also dive in to the latest issues of New South and Underground, which arrived at Spring semester’s end.
I am so excited and honored to be taking over for Underground next year! This new year provides the opportunity to build and grow off of what we’ve created in the past, and I’m looking forward to exploring new ways of promoting students’ creative voices.
~ Grace Aldis, 2018-19 editor-in-chief, Underground