We are The Reporter

Student run since day one, The Reporter at Minnesota State University, Mankato has had the responsibility of serving the students and faculty with all things MSU. From award winning photos to investigative reporting, this year’s new staff is ready to take on a new venture in providing top tier content.

Starting in 1926, The Reporter has been a staple regarding students and what’s going on in the MSU community since the early 1900s. That being said, let’s take a look at this year’s bunch.

This year’s editorial board is a breath of fresh air as new energy sweeps The Reporter. Julia Barton, who is a returning member is entering her senior year and new role as Editor in Chief. She has practically worked every role in the newsroom from Staff Writer, to Variety Editor, News Director, and now juggling the Sports Editor position along with her role as the Editor in Chief. Her passion for journalism continues to motivate and aspire to reach new lengths with her journalism abilities. Planning on graduating this spring with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and a minor in marketing, she is excited for what is next in her career.

Emma Johnson will be returning for her second year, this time as the News Director. She will be entering her sophomore year majoring in creative writing. Previously, Johnson was the Variety Editor during her second semester of freshman year and has recently worked at KELOLAND Media Group in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Lilly Schmidt is also a returning staff member who will enter her new role as the Variety Editor. Majoring in creative writing as well, Schmidt is excited to explore her new role and attend various concerts MSU hosts throughout the year. Schmidt also enjoys her coffee as she works part time at a local coffee shop as a barista.

As we roll into our first publication of the new school year, the editorial staff is eager to take on these new roles and accomplish great things this year.

One of those goals is expanding into the world of multimedia. Last year, we grew our social media platforms, Instagram being one of them, which now has over one thousand followers and growing. 
Last year, we opened a crowdfunding campaign in order to buy new equipment to further our multimedia presence. Setting up our new podcast equipment and experimenting with video is next. To keep up with The Reporter and all things MSU, follow us on Instagram @msureporter and online at www.msureporter.com. If you have any story ideas or want to come check us out, we’re now hiring, come stop by at room CSU 293.

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