If selected as editor-in-chief for the next school year, junior Rachel Jones, current online managing editor, said she wants to use her diverse professional experience on staff to lead the paper into the new age of media.
Jones joined the paper as a first-year and served as a staff writer on what is now the Arts and Entertainment desk. She said she never intended to run for editor-in-chief. She originally wanted to save running for the position of online managing editor for her senior year. She remembers her first DTH orientation, listening to the editor-in-chief at the time introduce the staff.
“I remember seeing that and thinking, ‘Gosh I wonder if someday that’ll be me,’ and then I was like, 'No, that’s dumb,' and put it out of my head,” Jones said.
Read Jones' platform here.
After years of involvement and rising through the ranks from assistant editor of Arts to summer editor to her current position, Jones said she believes her diverse experience on the paper will help guide the DTH in a more modern, digital age. During the past year, the DTH has been struggling with financial issues. Part of Jones’ platform is to increase transparency on financial issues, but to keep in mind the content and progress of the paper.
“I think a lot of this year has been kind of survival mode. Just because we have been dealing with a financial crisis," Jones said. "And while that’s still really important and something that is going to be a big challenge next year, I think we need to think broader and say outside of the DTH losing money we have to make sure our content is good.”