New Editorial Board Announced for 2021-2022

MediaFile is excited to announce the incoming Editorial Board for the 2021-2022 year, effective May 3, 2021. With most board members maintaining their current roles and a new member joining, the team is ready to hit the ground running as MediaFile seeks to expand its coverage and its presence online in our sixth year.

Michael Kohler will be stepping up into the role of Editor-in-Chief. Having served as Deputy Editor in Chief and Podcast Director previously, he brings a fresh, multimedia-oriented perspective to the head role, and he seeks to continue helping MediaFile to expand its coverage and innovate in the world of digital media.

Laragh Cronin will stay in her role as Politics Editor. Over the past year, she has led her team of writers through some of the most momentous political events in recent history including the summer of civil rights protests and the build up to and aftermath of the 2020 presidential election. She is looking forward to continuing this work as the section covers the Biden Administration.

Nicholas Pasion will be our new International Editor. Nicholas recently joined MediaFile as an international writer, tackling subjects such as protests and press freedom abroad. He is thrilled to take the helm of the section and continue its important work of highlighting press freedom violations.

Niko LaMay will continue as Industry Editor. Niko stepped up into the role last year after writing about the sports media beat for the section, and he is looking forward to working with his writers on covering everything from technology to advertising. 

Anastasia Conley will stay on as Opinions Editor. She joined MediaFile as an editor last year and has already done great work in leading the section to produce captivating opinion content. She is excited to continue this work over the next year.

Samantha Millar will continue her role as Communications Director, carrying on the great work she has been doing over the past year in revitalizing MediaFile’s presence on social media. 

Emilie Megnien will also continue as MediaFile’s Copy Editor, a position to which she has brought a sharp eye for editing. 

We would like to thank our departing team members for their dedication to MediaFile and their leadership over the past year. The staff continued to produce engaging, thought-provoking journalism despite the disruptions of the pandemic. We are very excited to see what the next year holds.

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