Joaquim Brooks ’20 Selected Publisher of The Princeton Tory, Jeff Zymeri ’20 Named Editor-in-Chief

On Jan. 16, 2019, the staff of The Princeton Tory selected Editor-in-Chief Joaquim Brooks ’20 as publisher of the 35th Managing Board.

The only other candidate for the position was Managing Editor Michael Smilek ’20.

“I am looking forward to a year of growth for the magazine,” Brooks said, adding that his efforts at the Tory will center on “providing a place for spirited disagreement and discussion on campus.”

The election, which started at 8 p.m., included a discussion of the candidates’ platforms and what the ideal qualities of the publisher ought to consist of. A few days after Brooks’ selection by the staff, the Board of Trustees ratified the results.

In his first act in office, Brooks appointed News Editor Jeff Zymeri ’20 to the position of editor-in-chief. One of the publisher’s responsibilities is to appoint the managing board in its entirety.

“I’m very honored to have been chosen to lead the editorial team,” explained Zymeri. “I can’t wait to begin to implement my ideas alongside Joaquim.”

“I was very happy to add news coverage to the rotation this semester – especially coverage of perspectives often overlooked by other campus publications,” continued Zymeri. “Over the next year, I’ll look forward to increasing the volume of our content while maintaining its quality.”

Brooks also had a message for University students.

“I invite anyone interested in engaging in dialogue with us to read our online and print editions, and to apply to join us regardless of political affiliation,” Brooks explained.

Brooks succeeded outgoing Publisher Christian Schmidt ‘20.

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