Paidin Dermody Named Next Kernel Editor-In-Chief

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By Whitney Harder

Paidin Dermody, a University of Kentucky journalism and English sophomore with a minor in photography, has been named the Kentucky Kernel's editor for the 2017-2018 school year.

“I feel lucky — opportunity met preparation, and I now have the great responsibility of following a talented line of editors-in-chief to continue the storied history of the Kernel as one of the pre-eminent student publications in the country,” Dermody said in a Kernel story last week. “Good people and great journalism will deliver an evolved, enlightened and entertaining product to our readers.”

The Kernel Board selected Dermody, currently the managing editor, "for her detailed plan to expand the Kernel’s digital footprint, while continuing to offer a weekly print edition formatted like the KRNL magazine, the Kernel’s once-a-semester fashion magazine," the story reported.

Dermody will receive a $10,000 editor's scholarship funded by former editor-in-chief Jack Guthrie.

News editor Kat Manouchehri was also a candidate for the editor-in-chief position, and will work alongside Dermody next year as managing editor.

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