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About The East Carolinian


About The East Carolinian

The East Carolinian has been the East Carolina University campus news source since 1925. The entirely student-run news organization offers a twice-weekly paper as well as online coverage of important events in the Greenville, NC area. In 2013, the newspaper began a revitalization movement that included a paper redesign, marketing renovations and the installment of video in the fall of 2014. The North Carolina College Media Association awarded the paper with Best in Show for large universities in the Spring of 2018.  


Editorial Staff: 

Editor-in-Chief - Jenna Price
Managing Editor - Trajan Warren
Copy Editor - Daniel Roberts
News Editor - Summer Tonizzo
News Chief - Elizabeth Johnson
A&E Editor - Chloe Easton
A&E Chief - Giana Williams
Sports Editor - Brendan Gillespie
Sports Chief - Daniel Shepard
Multimedia Manager - Pat Polomchak
Visual Arts Editor - Michaela Emory
Production Manager - Erin Flynn

Join our staff:

Student Media welcomes on new staff through the Candidate Program, a semester-long training regimen for prospective staff members at The East Carolinian, the university’s 93-year-old student newspaper. After completing the candidate program and at least a semester on staff with The East Carolinian, reporters may apply for management positions within the Magazine Division or contribute to the magazines as a reporter.
Candidate Program participants meet for one hour weekly, where they are part of vital sessions on a variety of topics relevant to student journalism, and they are required to meet other beneficial standards that make for a complete reporter. And if all goes as planned, students graduate out of the program to become reporters, then editors, copy editors, news editors, magazine division editors and, for a few, editor-in-chief or managing editor. 
Beat editors are assigned a staff of up to 20-30 student reporters per semester. It is the job of each editor, along with his/her assistant editor, to work with these student reporters, helping them with assignments, story structure, newsgathering and editing. To a lesser extent, copy editors and the managing editor are also cast in the peer mentor role. Even the editor-in-chief may on occasion work with individual students.
Classes taught by an adviser include modules on Newsgathering, Newswriting, Feature Writing, Editing, Libel & Privacy Law and Ethics & Diversity, among others. There are additional requirements, including Day Desk and Night Desk in which the candidates handle duties necessary for the operation of the newspaper.
For more information, contact The East Carolinian's adviser Cherie Speller at