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From the Editor's Desk: ‘Post’ to hire next editor-in-chief

By the evening of Feb. 24, readers of The Post will be made aware of the appointment for the upcoming editor-in-chief for the 2017-18 academic year.

The Post Publishing Board — composed of Ohio University faculty, community members and students — will convene Friday to hear three editor candidates pitch their respective plans for next year, ahead of voting for the upcoming editor. I will receive a vote as well, but it will be up to a majority vote of the board members to decide who is most fit for the job.

Following that vote, The Post will publish a short story announcing the editor to The favored editor candidate will immediately commence their training and will begin to hire their staff for the next academic year.

I will still continue my duties for the rest of this academic year, of course. I will be writing this column weekly, and I will still be reaching out directly to the readers who email me with feedback. However, anticipate that the new editor will be a part of those conversations, too.

Regardless of the next editor’s goals, know our mission remains wholly the same: serve the reader and make The Post a wonderful educational experience for student journalists on campus.

To best train next year’s editor-in-chief, I would greatly value any feedback from our readers on where we could have done better these past two years, or where our readers would like to see us moving forward. To serve as editor for two academic years has been an honor, and I can’t wait to see the upcoming editor carry out her plans.

Emma Ockerman is a senior studying journalism and editor-in-chief of The Post. Want to talk to her? Tweet her @eockerman or email her at

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