Wegner named Ram Page Editor-in-Chief

Wegner looking forward to opportunity

By Mariah Trammel
On April 25, 2014

Junior Sydney Wegner has been named Ram Page editor-in-chief for 2014-2015.

Pursuing a career in photography, Wegner said she has a few ideas of changes she would like to apply to Ram Page.

 "Something that I'm hoping to change is I actually want people to pick up it up and read it," Wegner said. "I just want to find some way to make it more visually appealing. I'm a picture person, so I want to add more pictures."

Wegner said she feels capable to take on this position because of her past experiences, which include being an editor for her high school yearbook, being involved with photography, and taking news reporting classes.

"Sydney seems to be a hard worker, motivated, teachable, and well rounded," Ram Page adviser Dr. Cathy Johnson said. "She has a pleasing personality and seems to work well with others, which is crucial to this position."

A native of Wall, Texas, Wegner said she is happy to have chosen ASU as her school.

 "I really like San Angelo, and I think it's a good town," Wegner said. "When I came here, it was comfortable because I knew a lot of people already, so it wasn't such a huge transition."
Aside from the excitement of taking on this role, Wegner said she has two concerns: stress and recruitment.

"It is a huge responsibility," Johnson said. "Every year is different, with its own set of challenges. In some respects, serving as editor-in-chief is like taking a final comprehensive exam with no idea what to study for because we don't know what might surface next year, either content-wise or staff-wise."

Wegner sought the editor-in-chief position to prepare herself for future job responsibilities.

"I think it will look really good on a resume, and also I think there will be a lot of good experience in learning how to deal with my own team and produce a newspaper every week," Wegner said.

Johnson said Wegner will gain a better understanding of the media business while in the position.

"Ultimately, at the end of her tenure as editor, I know Sydney will be a different person in some respects," Johnson said. "She will have insight into interpersonal communication that she would not have without having served as Ram Page editor."

Johnson said about a dozen positions on the Ram Page staff are available.

Individuals can still apply even if they are not mass media or communication majors.

"All positions are open, and they're paid, so come and work for me at the Ram Page," Wegner said.

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