The College Tribune is delighted to announce that two new Co-Editors have been appointed to edit Ireland’s largest independent student newspaper for the next year.
Stephan Kisbey-Green (pictured left) and Luke Murphy (pictured right) have been selected by a team of former editors of the Tribune to pick up the mantle of leadership for the 34th volume of the newspaper. The incoming Co-Editors will take the reins from the current editorial team of Editor-in-Chief, Conor Capplis and Deputy Editor, Alex Lohier for the next academic year. The new Co-Editors will take over the publication on June 15th.
Luke Murphy is a reporter for the Tribune’s news section a final-year English and Philosophy Student in UCD. Murphy began writing for the Trib’ at the start of his second year in Belfield and says that he has “thoroughly enjoyed writing for the Tribune over the last year” and is “delighted to be Co-Editor for what will undoubtedly be an interesting year.”
Although Murphy began writing for the Culture section, he quickly found himself getting more and more involved in the news section of the paper. “Since then, I began planning for the future, in trying to focus the Tribune online, making it more accessible, and giving a bigger opportunity for students to write for the Tribune”. He traces the start of his writing career back to getting published in a collection of short stories alongside Roddy Doyle. Currently living in Glenageary, the incoming Co-Editor describes himself as “your typical South Dublin lad, minus the dying adoration for rugby and Heinomite”.
Stephan Kisbey-Green is currently a Journalism Master’s student in DCU and a Journalism Graduate from Rhodes University, South Africa. Starting in his native South Africa, Kisbey-Green has been a sports editor and photographer for the past four years in publications such as Grocott’s Mail. His experience of working in a small town in SA gave him first-hand experience in covering health and safety issues and is a practised hand in covering violent and non-violent protests.
Kisbey-Green is looking forward to bringing a “different, international perspective to the Tribune” and to share his plans to grow the “newspaper online and reach new heights” along the way. “With my background in sports and my desire to promote women’s sport in particular, you can expect to know more about the great sporting college that is UCD. As we bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic, we will ensure that the College Tribune continues to provide the latest news to all of its readers.” New to Dublin, Kisbey-Green said, “I am still getting used to the politics and culture of Ireland and of Dublin, but I am embracing the new challenge of life in a different country.”
The Current Team
Current Editor-in-Chief, Conor Capplis said that he was “delighted to announce the selection of Luke and Stephan as Co-Editors for the next year” and that he was confident that they would take the Tribune “in new and exciting directions”. Capplis explained that it had been “an absolute pleasure leading the team this year” and that he is “proud to say that our tradition of holding UCD’s institutions to account will be continued.” He encouraged students to reach out and get involved over the summer months as the paper is always looking to expand in exciting directions.
Current Deputy Editor Alex Lohier echoed his excitement for the announcement of the new co-editors saying: “’I’m thrilled about the new Tribune Co-Editors. Their experiences are so diverse, which will be great for the direction of the paper and the readers alike.” Lohier stressed that “Stephan’s knowledge in sports” and Luke’s innovative ideas would see the Tribune “reach new heights and continue our heritage of being a leading student newspaper”.
If you would like to get involved with the College Tribune this summer, email [email protected] with a brief statement of interest.
Hugh Dooley – Reporter