Incoming editor appoints support staff // The Observer


Juniors Aidan O’Malley, Mannion McGinley and Genevieve Coleman and sophomore Maggie Eastland will help oversee The Observer’s editorial board next season, new editor Alysa Guffey announced Thursday.

O’Malley will become the editor, while McGinley, Coleman and Eastland will serve as associate editors. The four students will begin their new roles on March 13.

O’Malley is a junior majoring in film, television, and theater with a filmmaking concentration at Notre Dame. It also prosecutes minors in journalism, ethics and democracy, and digital marketing. He is currently the Stage Editor and has written for the department since his freshman year, reporting on students and professional film festivals and review a wide range of music, film and TV. He was also a news writer covering campus events and conferences. Although he is originally from Wheaton, Illinois, he makes Sorin College his home on campus and is currently studying abroad at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

“To work for The Observer is to love The Observer,” O’Malley said. “It is filled with hardworking and compassionate student journalists from all of our three campuses, and its legacy is as much its people as its stories. Hopefully, as editor, I can do both well.

McGinley, a junior at Notre Dame, is originally from New City, New York and resides in Pasquerilla West Hall. She majors in American Studies and Sociology with a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, and she currently works for The Observer as a sports editor. McGinley has worked for Notre Dame’s athletic department since his first weekend on campus and has most often covered football, soccer and softball.

“The first band I wanted to be in when I walked onto this campus was The Observer,” McGinley said. “Since joining, I have been blown away by the quality of reporting produced by our tri-campus community. I am so excited to maintain the hard work and dedication I have always known at The Observer.

Coleman, a junior from Saint Mary’s of South Bend, Indiana, is majoring in English literature, English writing, and secondary education with a minor in drama. She is currently the editor of Saint Mary’s News. Coleman has been a member of the news department since her freshman year and previously served as assistant news editor.

“For the past two years I’ve been able to find a home in The Observer,” Coleman said. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the talented student journalists across our three campuses and ensure that everyone who works at the newspaper can find their community with us. »

Eastland, a sophomore at Notre Dame in Grand Rapids, Michigan, currently works as associate editor for The Observer and is majoring in finance with a minor in journalism, ethics, and democracy. A resident of Pasquerilla West Hall, Eastland has been contributing to the news service since her freshman year. She has covered a variety of news stories, focusing on business and economic news.

“Truthful information is the world’s most valuable resource,” Eastland said. “I admire The Observer for providing accurate and colorful coverage with a student audience in mind, and am grateful and delighted to be part of that goal as Associate Editor.”

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