BRIEF: Journalism rep speeches

It’s round three of elections this year at King’s, and the competition for the final open spot on the KSU council has gotten significantly steeper.

It’s round three of elections this year at King’s, and the competition for the final open spot on the KSU council, journalism representative, has gotten significantly steeper. Meagan Campbell didn’t let her disqualification deter her from running again and is joined by two more candidates.

Jonny Bolduc

  • is currently in his fourth year, able to represent the journalism school because he’s experienced most of what the program has to offer

  • knows this is a critical time at King’s financially, and feels as though he would be be a strong voice when it came to placing significance on the interests of the journalism students, pushing their issues to the forefront

  • is an international student, and is uncomfortable with King’s saying that they want to significantly raise tuition. Is interested in exploring other methods to increase enrolment without harm to students

  • will be accessible to all students and open to discuss what the students want to have happen

Meagan Campbell

  • is currently in her third year, apologizes for not handing in a form during the last election, which disqualified her

  • wants a transportation initiative for journalism students to be allowed taxi chits for interviews that take place over a great distance

  • has lots of connections within the Halifax community of writers (authors, CBC journalists, etc.), and hopes to organize workshops for the students

  • is aware of the happenings in Halifax, and is interested in involving students more with the public

Danielle McCreadie

  • is currently in her first year, is full of enthusiasm for the program and endeavours to be as involved as possible

  • would focus on unifying the journalism school by organizing events for staff members and students

  • is interested in organizing more open lectures and workshops for students on varying topics to provide more diversity

  • will be actively invested in vocalizing the needs of the journalism school and will promote transparency during the financial crisis

Voting takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Wednesday and Thursday in the lobby of the A&A Building, to be more accessible to journalism students. A valid King’s ID card is required to vote, and only students registered in the journalism program are eligible to cast a ballot.

By David J. Shuman

David is the current editor-in-chief of The Watch and writes on student issues and events. Find him on Twitter: @DavidJShuman

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