Sarah Mervosh, Adriana Pratt and Chris Masoud have been chosen to help oversee The Observer’s editorial operations in 2011-2012, incoming Editor-in-Chief Douglas Farmer announced Thursday. Mervosh will assume the position of managing editor, the No. 2 spot at the paper, and Pratt and Masoud will serve as assistant managing editors. A junior majoring in Psychology and Arabic with a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, Mervosh will assist Farmer in managing all departments of The Observer’s print and online editions. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Mervosh is currently studying abroad in London after initially beginning the semester in Cairo. She served as News Editor in the fall semester, and covered a variety of topics for The Observer, including student government, the controversy surrounding an influx of student arrests in the fall, and the tragic death of junior Declan Sullivan in October. “I’m very excited for this opportunity and look forward to working with a talented and dedicated staff to put out the best paper possible every day,” Mervosh said. Pratt, a resident of Howard Hall, is a junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy. She is a native of Carmel, Ind., and currently serves as Associate Scene Editor. Pratt spent last semester studying in London, where she developed an online video blog, “Scene Around the World,” featuring clips from her travels across Europe. “I’m thrilled to take on this position at The Observer and look forward to working with a driven and dedicated staff,” Pratt said. Masoud served as an Assistant Sports Editor over the past year. A native of San Francisco, Calif., Masoud is a junior pursuing a Finance major with a supplementary major in Economics. He spearheaded The Observer’s coverage of the Notre Dame women’s soccer team’s national championship run this fall. The Observer is in a great position thanks to the current editorial staff,” Masoud said. “We have the talent within all of our departments to make the paper even better, and I am excited to be a part of that.” Farmer will begin his duties as Editor-in-Chief on March 7, and the rest of the Editorial Board will assume their roles March 21.
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