From the Editors 2018-2019

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T.J. Sjostrom
Editor-in-chief

Dear reader,

It is my distinct privilege to work with such a diverse and talented team of writers, editors, and leaders for a second year at The SAIS Observer. My pledge to you is that The SAIS Observer will represent the highest standards of journalism. This year, our motto is simple – making the main thing the main thing – our student body. Thus, we have undertaken The Magellan Project to do just that – make our students the main thing by sharing their stories from all around the world, on our remodeled logo and brand new website that reflect our modern approach to student journalism.

Another project we are undertaking is reaching beyond our campus walls, and seeking journalistic exchanges with peer universities, think tanks, and more in-depth stories featuring our world-class faculty. This year marks a year of considerable growth and remarkable change for The SAIS Observer. I am humbled and honored to lead such a talented and motivated team of professionals dedicated to entrenching The Johns Hopkins University SAIS as a journalistic leader among our peer universities…

Sincerely,
T.J. Sjostrom

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Danielle Thompson
Deputy Editor-in-chief

Dear reader,

My name is Danielle Thompson and I am the Deputy Editor-in-chief for The SAIS Observer. I’m incredibly excited to be working with such a dynamic, hard working, and enthusiastic team to bring you SAIS students’ perspectives on international and campus news.

We are taking The SAIS Observer and making some big, bold changes. We’re upgrading our online presence, increasing our social  media engagement, and working to bring you the best in International and Campus news.  We’re introducing The Magellan Project as well as a new Pilot Program focused on outreach to similar institutions in our area to bring you not only SAIS perspectives, but also the work of colleagues from other institutions. I’m honored to work on this team and to be in a position to contribute to the main goals and the changes that you will see over the next year. Big things are coming. Stay tuned.

Sincerely,
Danielle Thompson