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Narayanan ’24 elected 147th editor-in-chief of The Daily Princetonian

<h5>Rohit Narayanan ’24 enters the newsroom for the first time as 147th Editor-in-Chief elect. He is pelted with hundreds of crumpled newspapers, as is tradition.&nbsp;</h5>
<h6>Caitlin Limestahl / The Daily Princetonian</h6>
Rohit Narayanan ’24 enters the newsroom for the first time as 147th Editor-in-Chief elect. He is pelted with hundreds of crumpled newspapers, as is tradition. 
Caitlin Limestahl / The Daily Princetonian

On Saturday, Dec. 3, The Daily Princetonian staff elected Rohit Narayanan ’24 the 147th editor-in-chief after six hours of deliberations and two cycles of voting at Betts Auditorium. 

“I’m honored to have the trust of The Daily Princetonian staff,” Narayanan said. “Truly I’ve been so excited to see the broad consensus we have across this paper on how we can move forward together.”  

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Narayanan, an electrical and computer engineering concentrator from McLean, Va., is currently the Community Opinion editor of the ‘Prince.’ In this role, Narayanan has solicited and edited dozens of guest contributions and grown the organization’s letter to the editor program.

“Serving as the ‘Prince’s’ first community opinion editor, I have spent the last year helping guest contributors tell unheard stories on campus. It has been powerful to see how deeply individual student stories can impact the campus discourse,” he wrote in a statement to the ‘Prince.’

“I’m excited that I can bring the perspective of a [Bachelor of Science in Engineering] student to this paper,” he added.

Narayanan elaborated on his vision for the paper for the coming year.

“My hope for the next year is to cover our community as students see it. There are so many exciting things happening on campus, and I want the ‘Prince’ to reflect them. We are going to work as a team to cover impactful stories and show why they matter,” he continued. 

Narayanan praised his opponents in the election. “I know that the other candidates have invested so much in this organization and this campaign: I learned so much from their platforms and passion,” he said.

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He ran against three other members of the Class of 2024: Katie Dailey, Drew Somerville, and Gabe Robare.

All candidates had confidence in Narayanan’s ability to lead the paper next year.

“Rohit was simply the best candidate for EIC this year. I’m thrilled to work with him for the next year. His poise, intelligence, courage, imagination, and dedication will lead the ‘Prince’ to a bright future,” Robare said, who currently serves as the Head Puzzles Editor.

Dailey, who currently serves as Co-Head News Editor for the ‘Prince,’ expressed similar sentiments.

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“I’m so proud of Rohit and have complete faith that he’ll do an incredible job as editor-in-chief. He has fantastic plans for the 147th Board and is such a talented leader and editor. It was an honor to run against all three of the candidates, and I’m so excited for the year ahead,” she said in an interview with the ‘Prince.’

Somerville, Co-Head News Editor with Dailey, was just as congratulatory. “Rohit’s vision for the ‘Prince’ is cutting-edge and innovative. His ideas and ambition are truly unmatched on this campus, and I can’t wait to see him realize them. I’m proud to call [him] a friend and colleague,” they said.

The current editor-in-chief, Marie-Rose Sheinerman ’23, commented on the candidates and the election in an interview with the ‘Prince.’ 

“I was overjoyed to see all four candidates run this year – each one of them will be invaluable to the 147th Board,” she said. “I am immensely proud of and have the utmost confidence in Rohit, who is a brilliant leader and editor.”

“I know that he will bring the same care, thoughtfulness, and dedication to his new role on the paper as he did to his role this year as the inaugural Community Opinion Editor,” she added. 

Sheinerman also spoke on her experience as editor-in-chief.

“I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to serve this community through this role and to do so alongside some of the most talented and empathetic peers I’ve ever met,“ she said.

Narayanan will officially assume his position as editor-in-chief on Jan. 1.

Jocelyne Wijaya is a News Contributor at the ‘Prince.’ Please direct any corrections requests to corrections[at]dailyprincetonian.com.

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