Jack Kennedy elected editor of Trinity News

Kennedy is the paper’s current assistant editor and will begin his tenure as editor on May 17

Jack Kennedy has been unanimously elected the next editor of Trinity News at the paper’s annual general meeting (AGM) this evening. 

Kennedy, who ran unopposed for the position, is the paper’s current assistant editor and a former online and deputy online editor. 

Kennedy will serve as editor for the 2021/22 academic year, the 68th volume of the newspaper. 

The vote to elect Trinity News’ next editor was held by a ballot among editorial staff at an AGM that was conducted over Zoom for the second year running due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Kennedy is a fourth year computer and electronic engineering student, and has also served as the treasurer of Trinity Publications in the last academic year. 

Kennedy’s tenure as editor will begin on May 17. 

Speaking to Trinity News following his election, Kennedy said: “I’m so honoured to have been elected by the Trinity News staff.”

“I believe wholeheartedly in the importance of the work TN does, and I’m really excited to be part of continuing that work in 2021/22,” Kennedy continued. “Even in an unpredictable and difficult year, Lauren has done an incredible job running the paper and I hope I can uphold the standard set by her and the paper’s entire 67-year legacy.”

“I’m looking forward to putting together a team and getting to work delivering the high standard of journalism and commentary that Trinity students have come to expect.”

Trinity News’ current editor Lauren Boland congratulated Kennedy on his appointment, stating: “I’m delighted to see Jack elected as the next editor of Trinity News. Jack has been an incredibly valuable member of the paper over the last several years, and particularly this year in his capacity as assistant editor.”

“He has always brought his enthusiasm, ideas, and dedication and I know that he’ll continue to put his heart into the paper over the next year,” Boland continued. “Working with Jack has been a pleasure and I wholeheartedly give him my congratulations. I’m excited to see the new heights that Trinity News reaches under his editorship!”

Shannon Connolly

Shannon Connolly is the Editor-in-Chief of the 69th volume Trinity News, and a Senior Sophister student of English Literature and Philosophy. She previously served as Deputy Editor, News Editor and Assistant News Editor.