New staff takes over task of producing newspaper

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Starting today, the fall 2003 staff will take over production of The Daily Eastern News. Staff changes take place a few weeks before semester’s end to allow for training and transition.

Jamie Fetty, a junior journalism major from Rock Island, will serve as editor in chief. She previously has held the positions of managing editor, news editor, administration editor and student government editor at the News and a reporter for the Chieftain at Black Hawk College in Moline. She served as a reporting intern and part-time sports writer at the Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus in Rock Island and Moline and will be a reporting intern at The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster) this summer. Fetty’s duties will include supervising the staff, editorial and advertising content.

Avian Carrasquillo, a senior journalism major from Chicago, will become managing editor. He has also served as student government editor at the News. Carrasquillo was also editor in chief of Minority Today and a reporter for the Daily Iowan at the University of Iowa. He has held several internships at the Chicago Tribune and will serve as editor in chief of the News in the summer. He will be responsible for managing payroll, design and copy editing.

John Chambers, a junior journalism major from Peoria, will take over as news editor. Chambers has also served as administration editor and student government editor at the News and was editor in chief of the Harbinger newspaper at Illinois Central College in East Peoria. He also has written freelance for the Times-Observer of Peoria and will become editor in chief of the News in the spring 2004 semester. As news editor, Chambers will develop a staff, edit stories and manage staff editors.

Matt Meinheit, a sophomore journalism major from Peotone, will assume the role of associate news editor. Meinheit has also been sports editor and associate sports editor and will be a sports writing/copy editing intern at The Star of Tinley Park this summer. He will assist Chambers in his editing and managing responsibilities.

Ben Erwin, a junior journalism major from Plainfield, will serve as editorial page editor. Erwin previously was online editor and Verge editor and has held several editor positions for @magazine. He will design the editorial page and lead meetings of the editorial board.

Matt Williams, a sophomore journalism major from Roscoe, will be sports editor. He will build a sports writing staff and maintain sports coverage. Williams previously was associate sports editor and will intern at The Journal-Standard of Freeport this summer.

Matt Stevens, a freshman journalism major from Oconomowoc, Wisc., will serve as associate sports editor and assist Williams. Stevens previously was sports reporter.

Michael Gilbert, a junior journalism major from Burbank, will serve as sports reporter and write regular sports stories. Gilbert has worked as a staff writer for the News’ sports section.

Dan Valenziano, a sophomore journalism major from McHenry, will serve as activities editor. His duties include building a staff and covering campus-wide events sponsored by University Board, the Counseling Center and other groups. Valenziano previously was a staff writer.

Greg McElroy, a junior journalism major from Bellwood, will be activities reporter and write regularly for Valenziano. McElroy previously was a staff writer.

Tim Martin, a freshman journalism major from Crescent City, will be administration editor. He will build a staff and cover the events of faculty staff and administration, including personnel and budget matters. Martin previously was campus editor and activities editor and an intern at The Gilman Star and wrote freelance for the Cissna Park News. He will intern at the Kankakee Daily Journal this summer.

John Hohenadel, a junior journalism major from Chicago, will serve as administration reporter and write stories regularly for Martin. He previously worked as a staff writer.

Jennifer Chiariello, a sophomore journalism and marketing major from Tinley Park, will be campus editor. She will build a staff and cover campus issues such as construction and on-campus crime. Chiariello served this semester as activities editor.

Carly Mullady, a sophomore journalism major from Kankakee, will keep her position as city editor and will intern this summer at The Star of Tinley Park. Her duties include building a staff and covering city elections, projects and crime.

Niki Jensen, a junior journalism major from Bettendorf, Iowa, will take over as student government editor. Jensen will build a staff and cover the events, meetings and projects of Student Senate, Residence Hall Association and other student-led governing bodies. She previously worked as a staff writer.

Amber Jenne, a junior journalism major from Louisville, will serve as Verge editor. She will create Verge covers, develop a staff and cover the weekend activities on campus and around town. She previously was a staff writer for the News and the Warbler.

Kelly McCabe, a sophomore speech communications major from Orangeville, will retain her position as associate Verge editor. She will assist Jenne.

Amee Bohrer, a senior journalism major from Joliet, will become features editor. She will build a features staff, help with guides and special sections and produce regular features. Bohrer previously was a staff writer and will intern at The Courier of Lincoln this summer.

Angela Harris, a senior journalism major from Charleston, will work as features reporter and assist Bohrer. She previously was a staff writer.

Matt Wills, a freshman journalism major from Geneva, will become online editor and post News content at www.thedailyeasternnews.com. Wills served this semester as associate online editor and has designed several Web sites for corporations.

Colin McAuliffe, a junior history major from Western Springs, will remain photo editor for a third semester. He will coordinate photos with stories, manage a photo staff and scan photos into the News’ server. McAuliffe has previously been associate photo editor and a photo intern at The Star in Tinley Park.

Stephen Haas, a freshman journalism major from Danville, will remain associate photo editor and also become associate online editor. He will assist McAuliffe and Wills in their duties. He also writes and takes photos for The News-Gazette of Champaign and has had photos posted on The Associated Press wire.