The State News Board of Directors selected SaMya Overall to serve as Editor-in-Chief of The State News for the 2022-23 term. Overall will begin during the summer 2022 semester.
"I was so excited and honored to be elected EIC and I had to keep reminding myself that it wasn’t a dream, that this was really happening," Overall said. "I’m excited to continue The State News’ legacy at MSU and give back to the organization that has helped me improve so much professionally."
Overall will be in her senior year during her tenure. She is studying English with minors in women & gender studies and French.
Most recently, Overall served as the copy chief for the 2021-22 TSN staff. Prior, she held roles as managing editor, features reporter and general assignment reporter.
Outside of TSN, Overall spent one year as a production editorial intern for Macmillian Publishers and currently works as a publishing apprentice for Feminist Press.
As a co-creator of The State News' annual diversity report, Overall said a continued emphasis on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be a priority for her staff as Editor-in-Chief. She is also interested in revamping The State News' social media presence.
"I want The State News to continue to be an amplifying platform for all students, focusing on our diversity efforts both in the staff we hire and in the content we produce," Overall said. "I also want to reignite our YouTube and TikTok using the apps as both revenue building sources and news spreading platforms for students."
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