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About the Daily Bruin Editorial Board

Mission Statement

The Daily Bruin Editorial Board offers the consolidated opinions of veteran members of the Bruin on topics relevant to UCLA. The Board generally publishes one to two editorials every week throughout the year.

Editorials are intended to serve as the jumping point, and not the conclusion, to discussion.

The board is composed of five standing members and several experienced staff representatives who meet to discuss issues on campus and within the larger University of California system. Editorial positions are determined by majority vote and unsigned editorials represent the majority opinion of the board. The board operates separately from the newsroom.

The board stands behind the preservation of the University of California’s academic mission and believes that administration, at all levels, should be held accountable to students, faculty and staff. This includes, but is not limited to, state and county legislators, UC and UCLA administrators and elected student officers.

The members of the board believe an independent and accessible student press is critical to ensuring a well-informed student population. 

As part of the Daily Bruin’s commitment to its readers, the board hopes to present a responsible and clear analysis of relevant events and news items affecting the lives of those we serve. We encourage all readers to reach out to our board members and to respond to our editorials.

The Board

Standing Members

Melissa Morris is the Daily Bruin editor in chief. She was previously the assistant Enterprise editor, an assistant News editor and a News reporter from 2017-2020.

Lucy Carroll is the Daily Bruin managing editor. She was previously the Opinion editor and an Opinion columnist from 2018-2020.

Liz Ketcham is the Daily Bruin digital managing editor. She was previously the Photo editor, an assistant Photo editor for the News beat and a photographer from 2017-2020.

EJ Panaligan is the Daily Bruin Opinion editor. He was previously an assistant Opinion editor and an opinion columnist from 2018-2020.

Bernard Mendez is the Daily Bruin News editor. He was previously a staff news reporter for the Science and Health beat from 2018-2020 and a developer for The Stack from 2019-2020.

Staff Representatives

Eli Countryman is a senior staff reporter in the Arts section. He was previously an assistant Arts & Entertainment editor for the music and fine arts beats from 2018-2019.

Lena Nguyen is the Social Media Director. She was previously an assistant Opinion editor and an Opinion columnist from 2018-2020. 

Gabriel McCarthy is a senior staff reporter in the Sports section. He was previously an assistant Sports editor for the men’s tennis, women’s soccer, track and field, and men’s volleyball beats and reporter from 2017-2019. 

Marilyn Chavez-Martinez is the Outreach Director. She was previously an assistant News editor for the Campus Politics beat and a reporter from 2018-2020.

Sameera Pant is a senior staff reporter in the News section. She was previously the Science and Health assistant News editor from 2019-2020.

Tanmay Shankar is a senior staff photographer. He was previously an assistant Photo editor for the Sports beat from 2019-2020.

Jake Brophy is an assistant Opinion editor. He was previously an opinion columnist from 2019-2020.

Sabrina Huang is an assistant Opinion editor. She was previously an opinion columnist from 2019-2020.

Genesis Qu is an assistant News editor for the Campus Politics beat. He was previously a reporter for the National News and Higher Education beat from 2019-2020.

Samantha Fredberg is a News reporter for the Campus Politics beat.


 

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