New editor in chief brings

by Robin Huiras

The Minnesota Daily Board of Directors announced Thursday that Nick Doty would take the helm as 1998-99 editor in chief.
Doty, 22, is a senior in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and has worked at the Daily for four years in several departments. Current editor in chief R. Scott Rogers will relinquish the post to Doty June 15.
Damon Ray, president of the board, said choosing Doty is in the best interest of the Daily.
“The board has complete confidence in Nick. He satisfied all of the criteria we’re looking for and we’re looking forward to a very successful year,” Ray said.
The editor in chief is responsible for overseeing the 90 editorial employees who produce the largest daily college newspaper in the nation. It is the fourth largest morning daily newspaper in Minnesota, with a circulation of 25,000 and a readership of 44,000.
“It’s going to be a huge opportunity for me — I’m thrilled,” Doty said. “My ultimate goal is to make the Daily the nation’s best college newspaper. I will dedicate myself 100 percent to the Daily and to the people there that need me.”
In the past four years Doty has worked as a reporter, copy editor and associate editor. He was copy chief for more than two years.
To accomplish his goal, Doty said he will focus on more in-depth coverage of the University community and stress critical thinking.
“Nick brings a tremendous amount of experience to the Daily — he’s going to have a great year,” Rogers said.