Maddy Arrowood was selected to be the new editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel for the 2019-2020 academic year on Saturday.
The selection committee is composed of 11 members, including three DTH newsroom staff members, four members of the UNC student body, one UNC faculty member, one Chapel Hill community member, one member of the DTH ad staff and one prior DTH editor-in-chief.
Arrowood said she will be one of the few editors-in-chief to come from a predominately production background. Having worked on the copy desk for the past three years, Arrowood believes she will be able to approach the position differently from past editors-in-chief.
“I feel like it’s usually just newsroom, so I think getting somebody from copy and social media in the job will bring a fresh perspective,” Arrowood said.
Jamey Cross was one of the selection committee members on Saturday, serving as a representative of the DTH newsroom staff. Cross said she values the widespread reach of the selection committee, believing that it is fair that all those whom the DTH affects, including students, community members and DTH staff, are a part of the selection process for editor-in-chief.