Kami Minnich, a University of Southern Indiana senior majoring in journalism from Oaktown, Indiana, has been named Editor-in-Chief for The Shield, USI’s independent student newspaper effective Friday, November 20. Minnich will serve as Editor-in-Chief for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year. She replaces Rhonda Wheeler who was selected for the position in March 2020.
As Editor-in-Chief, Minnich will be responsible for the overall operations for the media outlet. She will plan and conduct weekly editorial board and budget meetings, determine the content and general layout of the weekly newspaper and meet with the sales and marketing director to set editorial content and advertising distribution.
“I’m honored to work for The Shield and I couldn’t be more excited for the future of our publication,” said Minnich. “We have a wonderful, hardworking team and I’m excited to work with them to serve our campus.”
Prior to her appointment as Editor-in-Chief, Minnich worked as a photojournalist for The Shield. She holds an associate’s degree in photojournalism from Vincennes University, where she was previously the Editor-in-Chief of The Trailblazer, the Vincennes University student newspaper.
Applications for positions with The Shield are available online or in The Shield office. To get involved, call 812-465-1682, or visit the office in the lower level of University Center East, Room 227.
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