Our Editorial Team

Avi Bajpai
Editor-in-Chief

Avi is a senior at George Washington University majoring in political science and minoring in journalism and mass communication. Avi first joined MediaFile in 2018 as a writer for the politics section and most recently served as politics editor. He has also reported on student life and metro news for The GW Hatchet, and on homelessness and affordable housing in Washington, D.C. for Street Sense Media.

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Michael Kohler
Deputy Editor

Michael Kohler is a junior at George Washington University, studying political communication. He is looking forward to helping MediaFile expand and continuing his reporting on MediaFile's "Long Time, No See" podcast. He is passionate about human rights and their intersection with journalism. He is also an Eagle Scout and an avid outdoorsmen.

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Laragh Cronin
Politics Editor

Laragh Cronin is a sophomore at George Washington University majoring in political communication and minoring in anthropology. She interned on Hill TV's morning news show this past semester as a production intern. She is also a host for GW-TV's show "District Debrief," and is on its executive board as the Director of Public Relations. In her free time she enjoys watching reality TV, painting, and talking all things politics (of course).

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Shreeya Aranake
International Editor

Shreeya is a junior at George Washington University majoring in history. She is especially interested in exploring press freedoms in the South Asian subcontinent. In her free time, she likes to run, read autobiographies and memoirs, and do some more running. She began working for MediaFile as a politics writer, and now looks forward to expanding the international section.

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Niko LaMay
Industry Editor

Niko LaMay is a junior at George Washington University studying political science and history. Before becoming MediaFile's industry editor, he was a writer in the section. He is passionate about all things sports, music, and entertainment.

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Anastasia Conley
Opinions Editor

Anastasia is a junior at George Washington University majoring in political communication and minoring in English and statistics. Her passion is advocacy journalism that amplifies unheard voices and underreported topics. She also reports on metro news for The GW Hatchet and does freelance editing. It is her first year with MediaFile, and she is excited to help foster conversations that hold the evolving journalism industry accountable.

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Emilie Megnien
Copy Editor

Emilie is a senior at George Washington University majoring in Journalism and minoring in Sustainability. Fluent in both English and French, she has lived abroad most of her life. She is an advocate for the environment and manages the social media platform of EleBalance, an NGO protecting elephants and farmers in Sri Lanka. Emilie is excited to dive into her passion for journalism by joining MediaFile as the copy editor.

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