The Observer elects Editor-in-Chief for 2023-24 term
Observer Staff Report | Sunday, January 29, 2023
The Observer General Board elected Assistant Managing Editor Maggie Eastland as Editor-in-Chief for the 2023-24 term Saturday.
“Maggie embodies what The Observer is all about. In the past year, she’s led initiatives across the paper that encourage readership, strengthen our content and support staff members,” current Editor-in-Chief Alysa Guffey said. “I have immense trust and faith in Maggie to step up and lead the newsroom with humility and grace.”
Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Eastland currently lives in Pasquerilla West Hall. She is a junior pursuing a major in finance with a minor in the Gallivan program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy.
“I am grateful and honored by the opportunity to lead this newspaper,” Eastland said. “But at the end of the day, it’s not about the nameplate. It’s about writing, editing and telling stories that matter. I look forward to upholding that legacy.”
Eastland began writing for The Observer during her freshman year, filling the position of New Writer Editor that spring. She then served a term as Associate News Editor before becoming an Assistant Managing Editor in March 2022.
Eastland will begin her term as Editor-in-Chief on March 5.