Updated Nov. 9, 2021: The DTH Media Corp. Board of Directors is recruiting for new student members. Applicants should commit to a training period in spring semester 2022, with a term to begin July 1, 2022. Apply here.
DTH Media Corp. bylaws can be read here.
The DTH Media Corp. Board of Directors is comprised of 12 members, spanning students to media professionals with expertise in journalism, public relations, nonprofits and the revenue side of the news industry.
For years, the Board of Directors was primarily populated by UNC students. Under the new structure, the Board will continue to have a strong student leadership that is accountable to the campus. But the increase in professionals should ensure greater financial oversight, more strategic planning and an increased focus on fundraising.
"Failure is not an option," Lingo said, "and not just because the DTH is a beloved campus institution but because it does great work now just as it has done great work for 125 years, and continues to train some of the best journalists in the nation."
Alex Mazer, President
Alex is a junior Morehead-Cain Scholar at UNC pursuing a double major in Business Administration and Sport Administration. Born and raised in Long Island, New York; Alex strives to identify obsolete processes and turn them on their head. He has extensive experience at the intersections of sports, business, and media, serving as the COO & Co-Founder of UNCUT, an unfiltered online platform for student-athletes to tell their stories beyond athletics, and as the President of the Board of Directors at the Daily Tar Heel.
“I joined the board because it was the perfect intersection between business & journalism, and Carolina. The DTH is ripe with past tradition and rooted in present-day importance; to help push this Chapel Hill cornerstone is a true privilege.”
Raymond Palma, Treasurer
Ray is a second-year undergraduate student from Durham, NC. He is studying Public Policy with a Spanish minor and hopes to add a Business double major. Ray is interested in the intersection of government, policy, and business and hopes to one day serve in an elected capacity on the state level.
“As a child, my family had a tradition of going to Franklin St. for dinner on Fridays and each time, I would take home and read the latest DTH publication. More than I realized at the time, the weekly readings meant so much to my growth and interests. I want to ensure that the DTH is always financially and operationally healthy and able to provide its students, alumni, and community, the information and resources that allow people to grow.”
Alyssa Floyd, Secretary
Alyssa is a junior studying Information Sciences and Strategic Communications. She's passionate about where journalism and business meet technology and brings this passion to the Daily Tar Heel as the chairwoman of the Human Resources Committee. Outside of the DTH, she's involved in the Association for Information Science and Technology, Carolina Social Influencers and has an active role in her sorority's leadership team.
"I joined the board to get involved with the Daily Tar Heel from a back-room perspective. Being apart of something so vital to our campus and community in ways that I could contribute has been so fulfilling and I've loved being apart of it since my freshman year."
Hailey Moore, student member
Hailey Moore is a sophomore from Mooresville, North Carolina. She is studying Pre-Business and English with an Education minor at UNC. Her interests include writing, business, and journalism.
"I initially joined the board simply because of my love of the Daily Tar Heel and journalism as a whole. I now value this position as it is teaching me how a non-profit operates and the role of student journalism in today's society."
Hailey Steihl, student member
Hailey Stiehl is a junior from Apex, NC. Hailey is majoring in Journalism and Sports Administration and is interested in studying the power that sports storytelling holds. She is the Vice-President of Membership Recruitment for Alpha Phi Sorority, Newsletter Editor for UNCUT, and the Molly Mckay Scholarship Recipient for the 2020-2021 academic year. Currently, Hailey serves as a Communications Intern for The Graduate School at Duke University for the 2020-2021 year.
"I joined the board because The Daily Tar Heel has been something that has played such a large part of my undergraduate years here at UNC. The DTH has been a reliable source of informing me of campus and community news, so when the opportunity to help continue that legacy of providing students and community members with timely and informative information came along, I knew it was the opportunity for me."
Michael Zhou, student member
Michael is a junior from Charlotte, NC. He is majoring in Economics and Advertising & PR. Outside of his DTH board membership, Michael serves as the Corporate Development Subchair for the Carolina For The Kids Foundation and an executive board member for Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity.
“I joined the board because I view the DTH as a staple in the Chapel Hill community. It makes me feel more connected to the place that I call my second home. I aim to help secure a healthy financial future for The Daily Tar Heel so that our student journalists can continue to inform and bring together the local community."
Dana Anthony, community member
Dana Anthony is a DTH and UNC-Chapel Hill alum. In 2020, she graduated from the School of Media and Journalism with a master's in Media and Communication and served as an arts desk writer and fundraising specialist at DTH. In addition, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from N.C. Central University with a B.A. in Mass Communications in 2018. In her current role, she serves as an Account Executive at G&S Business Communications in Raleigh, NC.
"I am excited to serve the DTH in this new role. Having worked as a student and within an internal position, I am excited to bring my knowledge to help push the newsroom to its next level."
Will Lingo, community member
Will Lingo, ‘89, found both his calling and his wife, Kristen, at the DTH. Will recently stepped down as publisher of Baseball America, a publication that has employed countless DTH sportswriters over the years. Will knows that good journalism and good business aren’t mutually exclusive, and he brings to the board experience with niche publications.
“(The DTH) is as vital now as it has ever been, so we just need to figure out how the business and the journalism need to evolve. … I’m all about finding pragmatic solutions to problems, not dying over principle, and from what I’ve already seen from the staff, the board and the community around the DTH, we have the spirit and the smarts to figure this out.”
Erin Siegal McIntyre, faculty/staff member
For over a decade, Erin Siegal McIntyre has worked as a cross-platform investigative journalist and author. Her photography has been represented by Redux Pictures since 2007. Her book “Finding Fernanda” (Beacon Press 2012) was the basis for an hour-long CBS special investigation that won a 2015 Emmy and her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and various other media outlets. Before joining the faculty at UNC in 2020, Siegal McIntyre was based in Tijuana, Mexico and was Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism. She holds degrees from Columbia University and Parsons. @ESMcIntyre
Amanda Reid, faculty/staff member
Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel Hill
Amanda teaches media law courses at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, and she has a secondary appointment at Carolina Law. Prior to joining the Carolina faculty, she was a professor of law. After graduating from the University of Florida, Amanda clerked for two federal judges and practiced as a civil litigator. While in law school, she was Editor-in-Chief of UF’s Journal of Law & Public Policy.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." I take the First Amendment seriously. I’m excited to watch local media in action."
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