North Wind hires new editor in chief

Amanda Monthei

With the upcoming graduation of its current editor in chief, The North Wind board has hired a new editor in chief to take over for the fall semester.

Cody Boyer, who is double majoring in English writing and media productions and new technology, will become the new editor in chief at the conclusion of the winter semester.

“I really want to build on what we have right now,” Boyer said. “We already have something that is really set in stone, but I want to bring my own experience of working in different fields of news into this field.”

Boyer comes into the new position after having spent a semester as sports editor of The North Wind.

He has also spent a year as the producer of Public Eye News (PEN), a student-run news broadcast that is shown on weekdays at 4 p.m. on WNMU Public TV 13, in addition to working at Radio X as a disc jockey for a year and a half during his time at NMU.

He also worked as an anchorman at PEN for two years prior to becoming a producer as a junior.

“In Public Eye News, one of the biggest things that I learned down there was how to utilize my time well, and how to be a leader in a news environment,” Boyer said. “The main thing that I really have learned in both (PEN and at The North Wind) is how to bring the news to the audience and knowing what they are really looking for and what really needs to be heard.”

Boyer will be replacing senior English writing major Shaina James, who spent two semesters as editor in chief, but will be graduating on Saturday, May 4.

“I have really enjoyed my time as the editor in chief at The North Wind,” James said. “I have learned a lot and I think the staff has improved as a whole. I think they will do great next year and Cody will be a great leader.”