Dear friends and readers,

From September to December 2019, the Stork celebrated significant milestones over the past semester. We reached out to more than 5,000 new readers, both within and outside the University with nearly 25,000 new visits across all our platforms! Our stories were the leading source for many students, staff and faculty about life in both Madrid and Segovia. 

Volodymyr Lakomov, a 5th-year BBA-BIR student from Ukraine, the Editor-in-Chief and the Founder of the Stork has announced that he would like to step back for the second semester. He stated that he’d like to focus on his thesis project and finalize his last semester at IE. He added that he’s very excited about what the new leadership would bring. Volodymyr will still maintain an advisory role to the Lead Team of the Stork. 

We are very excited to welcome Ecab Amor, a 4th-year BIR-LLB student from Mexico as our next Editor-in-Chief. Ecab started contributing to the Stork since his first year and worked as a News Editor and Assistant Editor in Chief for the Segovia Campus over the past three years. His team was responsible for creating coverage of the Student Government as well as the investigation of the “IE Students Go Home series”. Ecab was voted in after the Editorial Board held the EiC election over the past week, receiving the majority of the editors’ votes. After the vote, Ecab stated that he’d like to bring a new strategy for this semester and improve the Stork’s communication both internally and externally. 

“First is the creation of a new position in the Stork,” he wrote in his plan, “A big complaint brought forth by the writers and editors throughout the past semester was the lack of connection felt with the project. For this reason, it would be a good idea to have a Human Resources Officer who can touch base with the writers especially, as well as organizing incentive strategies for those who are active participants.” 

“Ultimately, I have two goals: creating quality journalism that allows the student body to be informed and voice their concerns about their time at IE, and to make the Stork the university’s media hub,” continued Ecab in his statement to the board. 

The Stork is more than excited to continue its built up momentum and provide the IE Community with new stories and media projects, highlighting the aspects of student life around both Segovia and Madrid campus. Additionally, the Stork is launching its improved continuation of the Stork Podcast, where new hosts will cover the entrepreneurial life in the IE Business School. Please stay tuned for the release! 

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With best regards, 

The Stork Editorial Team