Former campus editor selected to be next Daily editor in chief

Christina Chaey

Medill junior Emily Glazer will be The Daily’s next editor in chief, the Students Publishing Co. announced Monday evening.

Glazer, the current development and recruitment editor and former campus editor, will begin the job Spring Quarter.

Professor Charles Whitaker said one reason Glazer was so appealing as a candidate was her focus on the changes she would like to bring to The Daily.

“Emily just provided a very detailed plan for how she’d like The Daily to run,” said Whitaker, chairman of the SPC board. “Everything from how she’d like development to run, to recruitment and the Web site. Some of it probably isn’t very realistic or doable, but we still appreciate the effort behind it.”

Glazer began working at The Daily during Fall Quarter of her freshman year as a general assignment reporter before covering the student groups and administration beats, copy editing and writing for PLAY and The Weekly. This fall, Glazer completed her Journalism Residency at the Austin American-Statesman in Austin, Texas. She has also interned at the Wall Street Journal and the New York Sun.

Glazer will be the first editor in chief to hold the position for two quarters, instead of three. Although the shortened tenure will allow more staffers to hold the position, it presents new challenges for rising editors, Whitaker said.

Current editor in chief Libby Nelson, a Medill senior, praised Glazer’s wide range of experience with The Daily.

“I think she has the potential to do great things with the paper,” Nelson said.

Former City Editor Megan Crepeau, a Medill junior, also applied to be editor in chief – the first time in four years that multiple candidates have applied for the position.

“They are both very impressive, articulate young women,” Whitaker said. “Either could have done a fantastic job.”