Incoming Editor-in-Chief names supporting staff
Observer Staff Report | Friday, February 4, 2022
Juniors Aidan O’Malley, Mannion McGinley and Genevieve Coleman and sophomore Maggie Eastland will help oversee The Observer’s Editorial Board next term, incoming Editor-in-Chief Alysa Guffey announced Thursday.
O’Malley will become the Managing Editor, while McGinley, Coleman and Eastland will serve as Assistant Managing Editors. The four students will begin their new roles March 13.
O’Malley is a junior majoring in film, television and theatre with a concentration in film at Notre Dame. He is also pursuing minors in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy and digital marketing. He currently serves as the Scene Editor and has written for the department since his first year, reporting on student and professional film festivals and reviewing a wide array of music, movies and television. He has also served as a news writer covering campus events and lectures. Although he hails from Wheaton, Illinois, he calls Sorin College his on-campus home and is currently studying abroad at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
“To work for The Observer is to love The Observer,” O’Malley said. “It is filled with hardworking, compassionate student journalists from across our tri-campus, and its legacy is as much its people as its stories. I hope as Managing Editor I can do right by both.”
McGinley, a junior at Notre Dame, hails from New City, New York and resides in Pasquerilla West Hall. She is an American Studies and sociology major minoring in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, and she currently serves The Observer as the Sports Editor. McGinley has worked for the Notre Dame Sports department since her first weekend on campus and has most frequently covered football, soccer and softball.
“The first group I wanted to be a part of when I stepped on this campus was The Observer,” McGinley said. “Since I arrived, I have been blown away by the quality of reporting our tri-campus community has done. I am so excited to maintain the hard work and dedication I have always known at The Observer.”
Coleman, a Saint Mary’s junior from South Bend, Indiana, is majoring in English literature, English writing and secondary education with a minor in theatre. She currently serves as the Saint Mary’s News Editor. Coleman has been a member of the News department since her first year and has previously served as an Associate News Editor.
“Over the last two years, I have been able to find a home in The Observer,” Coleman said. “I’m so excited to have the opportunity to lead the talented student journalists of our tri-campus and ensure that everyone working at the paper can find their community with us.”
Eastland, a sophomore at Notre Dame from Grand Rapids, Michigan, currently works as an Associate News Editor for The Observer and is majoring in Finance with a minor in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy. A resident of Pasquerilla West Hall, Eastland has contributed to the News department since her first year. She has covered a variety of news stories, taking an interest in business and economics news stories.
“Truthful information is the world’s most valuable resource,” Eastland said. “I admire The Observer for providing accurate, colorful coverage with a student audience in mind, and I am grateful and excited to be part of that purpose as Assistant Managing Editor.”