Last modified: Monday, November 12, 2012
IU Student Media Board selects Michael Auslen as spring IDS editor-in-chief
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 12, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Student Media Board has selected junior Michael Auslen of Arvada, Colo., as the Indiana Daily Student editor-in-chief for the spring 2013 semester.
Auslen was selected after an extensive interview process with the IU Student Media Board, including faculty members, professional journalists and students. He said he would like to bring a wide variety of coverage to students in the coming semester.
"I hope to bring voracious coverage of news that matters, including campus administration, local government, Hoosier basketball and everything in between," Auslen said.
Auslen, a journalism and political science major, previously served in several positions on the Daily Student staff, including managing editor, region editor and campus editor. During his summers, he has interned for the Dow Jones Newswires in London, the Loveland Reporter-Herald serving northern Colorado and Mile High Newspapers in Jefferson County, Colo.
Auslen said these experiences have influenced his understanding of how to create a successful newspaper.
"I've worked in almost every step of the IDS production process," he said. "In that time, I've learned from some of the most skilled journalists in the country. I bring an understanding that we are only successful when every member of our team is working his or her hardest."
Auslen said he also hopes to bring an investigative desk to IDS reporting to help better serve the IU community.
"I'm very excited to start up an investigations desk this spring. Students and community members deserve in-depth, watchdog journalism, and I look forward to helping them get it through the IDS," Auslen said.
Auslen will succeed Charles Scudder, the fall 2012 editor-in-chief. Student editors are in charge of publications' content, with editorial independence granted by the IU Board of Trustees.
Published by students for students, the IDS, Inside magazine and Arbutus yearbook are among the nation's most honored collegiate publications, consistently winning top national honors. The publications and their sites comprise IU Student Media, a self-supporting IU auxiliary in historic Ernie Pyle Hall with the IU School of Journalism. The student newspaper, first published in 1867 and becoming daily in 1899, now publishes 14,000 copies per day with an online readership of 300,000 users per month.