Shelby Clark, a University of Southern Indiana sophomore majoring in marketing, will serve as the Editor-in-Chief for The Shield, USI’s independent student newspaper, for the 2021-22 academic year.
As Editor-in-Chief, Clark 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 of the website and email newsletter and meet with the sales and marketing director to set editorial content and advertising distribution.
“While the student publication is independent of the university, it does seek to help students by highlighting the university’s strengths and providing a voice for issues and ideas that affect the campus community,” said Clark. “These issues are not limited to the diverse student body but also represent the wider views of the campus employees and population as a whole.”
Prior to her appointment as Editor-in-Chief, Clark worked as Digital Editor and Staff Writer for The Shield. She is involved in the Honors Living Learning Community, Students for Life and volunteers for Greater Grace Apostolic Church.
Clark’s primary goal for The Shield is growth, both in size and in impact, with all four colleges and as many student organizations as possible represented on staff. “The Shield’s content should represent the interests of the campus community and will increase our relevance to our audience,” said Clark.
Applications for positions 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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