New student media leaders named

Next semester, TCU News Now and the Daily Skiff and Skiff Advertising will welcome back two former student media leaders and one new one.

Senior news-editorial and history double major Libby Davis said she is glad to return as editor-in-chief of the TCU Daily Skiff.

“I feel a lot more comfortable with it, especially the second time around,” Davis said.

Davis has worked for the publication since her freshman year with stints as a photographer, opinion columnist, staff reporter, opinion editor, news editor and editor-in-chief.

She said she was not surprised to have been chosen again and thinks her experience will help her to better foresee any potential problems.

“Instead of taking a month to find a problem, I now know, going into it, exactly what to do differently and what to fix,” Davis said.

Also returning as a student media leader is senior advertising and public relations major Courtney Kimbrough. Kimbrough said next spring will be her third semester as advertising director and that she was excited to continue her work.

“I can’t really ask for a better part-time student job to have to put on my résumé and get really great experience working in the real world with real clients,” she said.

But Kimbrough said there were a few things she hopes to change next semester, including increasing competition within the advertising staff to motivate them and to help them enjoy their work.

Senior broadcast journalism and political science double major Courtney Jay will be a student media leader for the first time as news director of TCU News Now.

Jay said she has served as an editor for the Daily Skiff and as a reporter for both the paper and TCU News Now. She is spending this semester working as an intern for CBS as part of the Schieffer School of Journalism’s Washington Internship Program and said she is excited to take on a leadership position.

“I’ve definitely been ready to have a position with News Now for a while,” she said.

As director, Jay said she hoped to facilitate the Daily Skiff and News Now working closer together and thinks that her experience with both publications could help her do so.

“I think there is a lot of potential for sharing of material,” Jay said. “Even if two reporters kind of came together to just make one big, great project, I think that is something that we could do.”