The Editor-In-Chief (EIC) supervises the day to day operation of the newspaper. Primarily a management position, the EIC is the spokesperson for the Ontarion.
With regards to the newspaper, the EIC is responsible for all content (except advertising). Specifically, the EIC is the contact person for opinion articles, weekly columns and other general inquiries for the newspaper.
The editorial department consists of the News Editor, Features Editor, Sports Editor, Arts & Culture Editor, Photo & Graphics Editor, Layout Director and any Work Study Positions. The EIC is responsible for the running of this department.
|News Editor||Sameer Chhabraemail@example.com|
|Arts & Culture Editor||Danielle Subjectfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sports & Health Editor||Kaya Firthemail@example.com|
|Director of Layout & Design||Lynne Lamfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Photo/Graphics Editor||Dana Bellamyemail@example.com|
The business department is crucial to the development and production of the newspaper. The advertising dollars account for 70% of the Ontarion’s operating revenue. The dedicated team within the business department maintains open communication with the office and the greater Guelph community.
|Office Manager||Aaron Jacklinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Emily Jones is the current Editor-in-Chief at The Ontarion. Jones is an alumnus of the University of Guelph, who has obtained an Honours Arts Degree with an English major, Philosophy Minor. Jones began working for The Ontarion in 2013 as the Arts and Culture Editor, and took over as Editor-in-Chief in May of 2014. Jones sits on The Ontarion’s Board of Directors as co-Chair of the Public Relations committee and leads the Readership Taskforce. After her term as Editor-in-Chief, Jones plans to continue her career in the field of Journalism and Communications. @emilyajones1987
Alyssa is the News Editor for the Ontarion, and has been with the paper for over two years. Currently completing her Master's in English, Alyssa likes to spend her free time knitting, eating, and watching mass amounts of tv. She also likes chocolate, popcorn, her cat, Perfindleton, the Oxford comma, and annoying her boyfriend when he's trying to watch hockey. She also writes things, sometimes.
Stephanie is a fourth year English major at the University of Guelph currently serving as the Sports & Health Editor at The Ontarion. Captivated by the world of sports at a young age, Stephanie spends the majority of her time attending sporting events. Aspiring to combine her passion for the game and flair for journalism, Stephanie hopes to one-day work within a professional team’s media relations department. Traveling the world – including a cross-Canada road trip – are also on the to-do list. Beyond sports, Stephanie is an advocate for mental health awareness and actively supports the Do It For Daron (D.I.F.D.) organization.
Hey there! I am a fourth-year English student, editor of the Arts and Culture section of The Ontarion, guitarist/bass player, and a budding poetry and fiction writer. Yeah, so I keep pretty busy.
My favourite part of my job is in trying to bridge the gap between the student community and Guelph’s thriving arts scene - there’s an incredible wealth of musicians, artists, and thinkers in the city, and I’ve always felt it important to bring the two spheres, the community at large and campus life, closer together.
I first really started writing when I launched TheByteDaily, a WordPress blog dedicated to my ramblings on life, the universe, and everything, in 2010. Eventually, the website grew to include book and movie reviews. The blog still exists, and I regularly update it with new content.
I started writing for The Ontarion in November, 2013 as a volunteer. Eventually, I was lucky enough to be hired as Copy Editor for the 2014-2015 year. As Copy Editor, I help maintain the paper’s style and grammar, insuring that grammatical consistency and syntactical integrity are maintained.
Emilio Ghloum is the Associate Editor at The Ontarion. Ghloum is currently completing a B.A with a double major in English and Philosophy. Ghloum also works in Writing Services as a Peer Consultant, he strives to critically engage with students and become actively involved across campus. When he is not reading or writing, he enjoys watching Raptors games, listening to hip-hop, and making home-cooked meals. He hopes to continue working in the discipline of writing and communication in the future.
Danielle serves as The Ontarion's Web Editor, and has been writing for the paper since her second year at the University of Guelph. She is now completing her fourth and final year as an English major and Marketing Management minor, and aspires to stay within the realm of journalism after graduation. Feminist, blogger, and amateur photographer, Danielle also enjoys critiquing bad horror films and wishing she lived through Woodstock.
Vanessa earned her Bachelor of Fine Art in Specialized Studio Art at the University of Guelph. Since her graduation in 2012 she has worked as Associate Editor & Photojournalist for Snapd Guelph, Photo & Graphics Editor and Office Manager for The Ontarion Independent Newspaper, and operates a freelance documentary photography business Vanessa Tignanelli Photography. In her admiration of the unrestrained spirit, Vanessa has committed herself to photographing individuals who emulate spiritual freedom, vulnerability and self-awareness. Vanessa has photographed hundreds of concerts and music festivals in her exploration of adventurers who flee both physically and spiritually from urban society, escapists in their search to live steadily within the moment. As a continuation of this exploration, Vanessa is currently working on a proposal for National Geographic to photograph the transient culture of Dawson City in the Yukon Territory.
UoG Alumni - Honours B.Comm Marketing Management
As the advertising manager I’m responsible for maintaining client relationships and helping them gain awareness of their organization to the campus community in the most effective way possible. Ad sales brings in the bulk of The Ontarion’s operating budget, so it is paramount that we keep our clients and readers happy.
Aside from working @theontarion I enjoy: Big Breakfasts, drumming, real estate & travelling.
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