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Clark will continue his tenure as editor of Shield 2022-23


Shelby Clark, a sophomore at Indiana University with a major in marketing, will serve as editor ofThe shieldUSI’s independent student newspaper, for the 2022-23 academic year.

As editor-in-chief, Clark will be responsible for all media operations. She will plan and lead weekly editorial and business meetings, determine website and e-newsletter content, and meet The shield management team to define editorial content and advertising distribution.

“Being an editor for the 2021-2022 academic year hasn’t been easy or perfect, but it has been one of the greatest joys of my life,” Clark says. “The shieldThe mission of serving students and the campus community “with factual information, entertaining content, and a forum for discussion, reflecting their unique interests and concerns” drives my dedication. I’m so privileged with one of the greatest Shield staff in Shield history and I know we have more to finish for this university.

In addition to her reappointment as editor, Clark works as director of marketing for the Apostolic Church of the Great Grace, where she is responsible for coordinating social media content, marketing campaigns and event planning. Prior to becoming editor, Clark worked as a digital editor and copywriter forThe shield.

Clark’s main goal for The shield is sustainability through transition. It plans to create sustainability through means of The shield the training process, staffing structure, funding, and overall recruitment and retention efforts. “The work done by my staff to The shield will be worthless if we do not leave it in the hands of competent personnel. I worked to keep The shield alive, and now I want to make sure The shield stays alive for generations to come,” says Clark.

In the 2021-22 academic year, its goal was to grow in size and impact. During Clark’s time as editor, The shield increased its membership from four members to 30. The shield also increased in diversity—in its content and personnel—under Clark’s leadership. The flow Shield staff intentionally cover topics such as diversity, equity and inclusion.

The shield went from having no people of color to five people of color,” Clark says. “The shield the staff now includes students from all four colleges. We have students who are part of the LGBTQ+ community, and we also have students who have a disability. »

Applications for positions for the 2022-23 academic year are available in line or inThe shieldOffice. To get involved, call 812-465-1682 or visit the office on the lower level of the East University Center, room 227.

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