Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Winslett, Madden named new leaders of The Crimson White

The University of Alabama Media Planning Board named Deanne Winslett, a junior majoring in journalism from Huntsville, as editor-in-chief and Keenan Madden, a junior majoring in marketing from Mobile, as Advertising Manager of The Crimson White for the 2014-15 school year.

“I am very excited,” Winslett said. “I am excited in particular about the direction The Crimson White is going. We’re coming off of a lot of success from this past year, so I’m very honored to carry that over into next year and see how we can take The Crimson White to the next level.”

Chris Roberts, head of the Media Planning Board, said the board was pleased to have several qualified candidates and looks forward to Winslett’s leadership.

“We were fortunate to have lots of people who can do the job,” he said. “It’s the kind of problem you want to have. We were impressed with her dedication to the paper and forward thinking to improve the paper.”

Winslett began writing for The Crimson White in 2011, her freshman year, as a contributing writer for the culture desk. She then moved up as a culture desk staff reporter in 2012 and assistant culture editor in 2013.

As a writer on culture desk, Winslett covered local and campus art, theater, music, food and international student groups and culture.

Winslett said she hopes to continue the success of the recent years with The Crimson White, following Will Tucker and Mazie Bryant, former and current editors-in-chief, respectively. Winslett said she specifically would like to work on audience interaction and expanding the newspaper’s coverage.

“I am very excited about our newsroom’s potential,” Winslett said. “We are in a position where it’s bittersweet. We’re losing a lot of our staff because we have a lot of seniors who are going out, but that means we have a lot of positions to fill, which is an opportunity to put emphasis on having a lot more diversity in our newsroom. I’m very excited about the opportunity to get some new perspectives in there and see what visions they have for the newspaper moving forward.”

Madden began her tenure with The Crimson White advertising team as an intern her freshman year. After being hired as an account executive, she covered zone four before moving to zone eight.

“I am very excited for next year,” Madden said. “I love the ad reps I work with now, and they will be a great team to manage. I think next year will be very successful.”

She said she hopes to improve Gameday magazine and the annual coupon booklets. She said she is confident the new staff will help achieve the goals she already has in mind.

“I’m really excited about next year’s team,” Madden said. “I think we have some strong senior reps and some great new ones coming up.”

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