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Observer appoints top editor

| Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Observer General Board elected News Editor Ann Marie Jakubowski as the 2014-15 Editor-in-Chief on Wednesday.

Jakubowski, a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., is a double major in English and Spanish with a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy.

Ann Marie Jakubowski
A resident of McGlinn Hall, Jakubowski has coordinated all of The Observer’s news coverage for the past year.

“I am so honored and humbled to be chosen as The Observer’s next leader,” Jakubowski said. “I have learned so much from the past few years here and I cannot wait to see what we can accomplish going forward.”

Jakubowski became News Editor in the spring of 2013, and the first major project of her term was leading the coverage of Pope Francis’ election in March 2013. She will spend the upcoming summer as a reporting intern with the Concord Monitor in Concord, NH.

Jakubowski said she looks forward to building off the momentum of past Editorial Boards and learning from the challenges ahead.

“I’m going into this with a lot of energy and excitement because I am so proud of the work everyone does in this office,” she said. “I have a lot to learn, and I am so lucky to be a part of this incredible organization.”

Jakubowski will take over as Editor-in-Chief on March 3.


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