After almost four hours of discussion, The Daily Princetonian elected head news editor Marcia Brown ’19 as editor-in-chief for the 142nd Managing Board.
Candidates also included chief copy editor Isabel Hsu ’19 and managing editor Sam Garfinkle ’19.
“I feel really honored and gratified that there was a lot of kind support, warm support for me,” Brown said. “Working with so many people on the ‘Prince’ has really been a very unique and special part of my Princeton experience.”
A candidate must receive a two-thirds majority of votes to win the election in the first round.
The election officially began at 11 a.m. with discussions on the role of the editor-in-chief of the ‘Prince’ and the ideal qualities of an editor-in-chief. A question-and-answer period with each candidate immediately followed. The first and only round of voting began shortly after 2 p.m.
An amendment passed with a two-thirds majority gave seniors the right to vote. Previously, eligible voters had included those who have three bylines or who have worked on the ‘Prince’ for at least a semester with the exception of seniors.
A candidates’ forum on Dec. 2 allowed candidates to present their speeches and participate in a debate.
Brown ran on a platform that emphasized hard-hitting coverage and becoming a digital-first organization. As part of her vision, she also focused on the concept of editorial leadership, which emphasizes holistic coverage of issues from every section of the paper.
Brown will succeed outgoing editor-in-chief Sarah Sakha ’18.