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."
Becca Segal, President
Becca is a third-year undergraduate student from Raleigh, North Carolina studying History and Economics with an intended minor in business. She is passionate about government and its role in global development and hopes to work in international policy and trade following her graduation. “The work done by the Daily Tar Heel’s student writers and leaders inspired me months before I arrived on campus through its extensive COVID-19 coverage. I have continuously been impressed by the work done by students for students on this campus and am excited to be a part of the organization that makes it possible. I’m looking forward to working with our team to ensure this cornerstone of Carolina culture is financially and structurally sound for years to come.”
Pratyush Seshadri, Vice President
Pratyush is a second-year undergraduate student from Raleigh, NC. He is studying Mathematics, Economics, and Philosophy, with an interest in understanding the complex systems that govern our world.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my time at UNC, it’s that the DTH is a central part of Chapel Hill. It manages to perfectly capture the key moments of life here, the moments we’ll remember for many years to come, and it is integral to the sense of community in this town and university. By solidifying the operational health of this organization and securing its long-term stability, I hope to help ensure that the DTH is best positioned to continue having this kind of impact on our community”
Flavia Nunez, Secretary
Gavin Zhu, Treasurer
Gavin is a second-year undergraduate student from Cornelius, NC. Studying Finance and Computer Science with a minor in Entrepreneurship, Gavin hopes to employ his education towards entrepreneurial innovation and leveraging Finance to generate positive good in the world.
“I see the Daily Tar Heel organization as a vital component of our Chapel Hill community. From the moment I stepped onto campus, I realized that the Carolina culture spreads itself far and wide amongst members even beyond the local community. The DTH represents the culmination of all our passions, experiences, interests, etc. By being part of this board, I hope to ensure that the DTH is financially and operationally capable of bringing people together now and in the distant future.”
Evan Ringel, student member
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.”
Michelle LaRoche, faculty/staff member
Hussman Professor of Business Journalism
Amanda Reid, faculty/staff member
Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel Hill
Amanda is an associate professor at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, where she teaches media law courses. She also has a courtesy appointment at the UNC School of Law and the UNC School of Information and Library Science. She serves as faculty co-director of the UNC Center for Media Law and 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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