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Observer announces top four

Observer Staff Report | Sunday, February 5, 2012

Megan Doyle, Andrew Owens and Sam Stryker have been chosen to help oversee The Observer’s operations in 2012-13, incoming Editor-in-Chief Allan Joseph announced Sunday.

Doyle will serve as managing editor, the No. 2 position at the paper, and Owens and Stryker will each assume the position of assistant managing editor.

Doyle, a junior majoring in English with a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, will assist Joseph in managing all aspects of The Observer’s operations. Originally hailing from Granger, Ind., Doyle lives in Lyons Hall and is currently studying in London. Doyle served as News Editor in the fall semester and has a wide range of experience with The Observer, covering student government, the recent South Bend mayoral election and changes in the University’s sexual assault policy, in addition to co-founding “ND Minute,” The Observer’s multimedia news blog with Stryker.

“I’m very excited for this upcoming year with our incredible staff at The Observer, and I look forward to working together to publish our best paper possible for the student body,” Doyle said.

Owens is a junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy hailing from Saginaw, Mich., and currently living in Carroll Hall. Owens has a wide variety of experience in his current role as Associate Sports Editor, covering football and men’s basketball this year and the women’s basketball run to the national championship game last year.

“I’m excited to work with The Observer’s talented and motivated staff, and I look forward to carrying on the great work of the outgoing Editorial Board,” Owens said.

Stryker, a junior, is majoring in Film, Television and Theatre and minoring in Medieval Studies and Anthropology. The native of New Canaan, Conn., and Knott Hall resident currently serves as News Editor, where he helped co-found “ND Minute” and covered the cancellation of the Japanese study-abroad programs last year.

“I’m thrilled to take this new position at The Observer,” Stryker said. “I look forward to working with the paper’s talented and dedicated staff to continue its tradition of excellence.”

Joseph will take over as Editor-in-Chief on March 5, and the rest of the Editorial Board will assume their positions March 19.