I am pleased to announce that Katy Seiter and Mary Hennigan will hold the titles of Assistant Editor at Arkansascovid.com, effective today.
These new titles recognize their central leadership role in running the website and the high-quality journalism both have produced to this point. I consult with them on every major decision involving the operation of Arkansascovid.com and I always benefit for their input. Katy and Mary represent Arkansascovid.com in nearly all of our public events and media appearances. The site would not function this smoothly without their hard work to this point.
Both Katy and Mary will remain responsible for the daily update of the website as well as leading special projects to serve our readers.
Please join me in congratulating them on their new titles and their leadership.
Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Strategic Media
Katy Seiter is a graduate assistant in the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Arkansas, pursing a MA in journalism. Seiter has done considerable coding on the Arkansascovid.com site. While pursuing her undergraduate degree in advertising and public relations, Seiter held several intern positions with various nonprofits.
During the spring of 2020, she worked on a nationwide homeless project led by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, where she developed a passion for data and investigative journalism. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.
Mary Hennigan is a senior in the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Arkansas. Originally from Wisconsin and then Missouri, Hennigan has found a love for all things adventure and journalism. During the summer of 2020, she worked on a nationwide evictions project with the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism where she covered Milwaukee’s evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hennigan plans to attend graduate school at the University of Arkansas following her May 2021 graduation. When she’s not reading numbers or reporting all day, she is probably climbing a mountain, listening to music or swimming at the base of a waterfall.