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Salomé Cloteaux and Nicolas Napier named spring IDS 2024 Co Editors-in-chief

Seniors Nicolas Napier and Salomé Cloteaux were named co-editors-in-chief of the Indiana Daily Student for the spring 2024 semester.

Seniors Salomé Cloteaux and Nicolas Napier were named co-editors-in-chief of the Indiana Daily Student for the spring 2024 semester on Friday, Nov. 10, during a meeting of the IU Student Media Publications Board. 

Cloteaux is the current editor-in-chief of the IDS. She becomes the third student to have been chosen twice for the position of editor-in-chief by the publications board since the current structure of the IDS was established in 1969. 

When reflecting on her current semester as editor-in-chief, Cloteaux described it as her “greatest honor” where she was ultimately led by her “unwavering belief in our purpose as journalists and the ethical principles at everything we do.”

Next semester, Napier will be joining Cloteaux as her co-editor-in-chief. 

“I wholeheartedly believe Nic and I will best serve the newsroom together,” Cloteaux said. “Two equal voices with shared values working together toward a common goal will result in more deliberate thinking and decision making.”

Napier joined the IDS staff his freshman year as a courts and politics reporter. He has worked as a News Editor, Managing Editor of Content and Enterprise Editor. In these positions, he gained experience in planning and editing large-scale projects and special publications. 

“Our greatest strength, which is aided by The Media School’s ability to attract accomplished writers, is how the IDS can turn young reporters into ambitious and eager students who pledge much of their time and energy to covering the Bloomington community with a fervor unmatched by other student publications,” Napier said.  

Napier has also worked for the Indy Star as an Opinion writer and for the Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism. After he graduates, he plans to pursue a career in investigative journalism.

Working together is no stranger to either Cloteaux or Napier as both have served as each other's managing editors, Napier as Cloteaux’s news editor and, most recently, Cloteaux as Napier’s editor-in-chief.

As co-editors-in-chief, Cloteaux and Napier said they plan to run the newsroom in a democratic and transparent manner, making sure that everyone on the staff is heard. Along with long-term goals such as increased diversity and inclusion initiatives in content and also within the staff of the IDS, the co-editors-in-chief plan to continue delivering the truth that has guided the IDS in its reporting.

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