Four Female Editors-In-Chief from College Newspapers Serve Their Communities During COVID-19 Crisis

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Left to right: Elizabeth Lawrence of The Michigan Daily; Kaylee Harter of Ohio State University’s paper, The Lantern; Haley Robertson of Syracuse University’s The Daily Orange; and Mira Petrillo of University of Washington’s The Daily.

Back in December, editor-in-chief of University of Michigan’s newspaper, The Michigan Daily, Elizabeth Lawrence said she barely realized the gravity of COVID-19.

“It’s funny because it was really just a blip on my radar for so long—which looking back was probably not the best thing,” Lawrence said. “We had a few articles coming in about students sort of reacting to coronavirus in China specifically and talking about study abroad programs that were being canceled. But other than that, no one was talking about it in a way that really anyone thought it was going to affect them.”

Now, The Daily writes about the virus…

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