First called the Normal News when founded in 1881, The Eastern Echo has served the Eastern Michigan University and Ypsilanti communities as an independent student newspaper for more than 130 years.
2019-20 Editorial Board
Editor-in-Chief: Ally Graham, firstname.lastname@example.org, 517-672-2009
Managing Editor: Austin Elliott, email@example.com
News Editor: Gracie Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Editor: Luke Gremban, email@example.com
Podcast Editor: Ronia Cabansag, firstname.lastname@example.org
Opinions Editor: Fenrik Goerlitz, email@example.com
Comics Editor: Nick Megdanoff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Editor: Liz Erne, email@example.com
Design Chief: Mat Mufarreh , firstname.lastname@example.org
Copy Editor: Jenna Robinson, email@example.com
Copy Editor: Arica Frisbey, firstname.lastname@example.org
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What does "independent" mean?
Per EMU Regents Policy and board practice, the Eastern Echo newspaper and other student-created media in the Department of Student Media operate independently in order to provide editorial freedom for the student editors. The Student Media Board of Directors provides oversight, and the director of Student Media administers the department on behalf of the board. The university and/or university administrators or officials do not dictate, preview, vet or veto content in the student-created media. All Echo employees are required to be at least part-time students at the university. The only full-time staff member is the department director who advises the editors and staff but does not exercise prior restraint on content matters. The director also oversees the day-to-day operations, including advertising sales, and implements department policies and procedures.
The Eastern Echo encourages readers to participate in a dialog on the news and information presented on The Echo website by submitting comments. Not all reader comments will be published, and some comments, after publication, will be removed if they are deemed offensive, off-topic, inflammatory or spam by the editors.
Reader comments that will be removed from The Echo site include but are not limited to:
- Hate speech or personal attacks
- Comments intended to incite violence
- Commenter pretending to be someone else
- Plagiarized comments or copyright infringement
- Spam and advertising
The editors do not pre-screen reader comments. Therefore, some unacceptable comments may appear online briefly until reviewed and removed by an editor.
Readers who feel a comment is unacceptable for any of the reasons stated above are encouraged to click on the “Flag for moderation” link below the comment and alert the editors. Readers are also encouraged to contact the editors directly by email at the addresses listed above.