USI students media outlets announce new leadership for 2024-25 academic year


Three student-run University of Southern Indiana media outlets will have new leadership during the 2024-25 academic year. 

The Shield 

Ian Young, a junior majoring in journalism, will serve as Editor-in-Chief for The Shield, USI’s independent student-run newspaper. 

As Editor-in-Chief, Young will be responsible for the overall operations of the media outlet. He will oversee all content published by The Shield, including its website, weekly e-newsletter, social media platforms and monthly themed print editions.  

Prior to his appointment, he served as Lifestyle Editor and has served in a multitude of other capacities, including sports writing, lifestyle writing, photography and graphic design, during his three years with The Shield

The Shield is a designated student forum, and students are responsible for all reporting, writing, photography, editing, designing and ad sales. 

95.7 The Spin 

Issac Heldt, a USI senior majoring in radio and television, has been named Station Manager for 95.7 The Spin, USI’s student-run radio station. Previously, Heldt served as a DJ and Production Assistant for the station. 

The Station Manager is responsible for overseeing all the station departments. Heldt is also responsible for ensuring the station is FCC-compliant. 

The Spin provides the USI community and beyond with entertainment, news, sports and public affairs programs. 

Candid Magazine 

Maxwell Wheeler, a USI junior majoring in English, will serve as Editor-in-Chief for Candid Magazine

In this role, Wheeler will manage Candid staff and the overall assignment of tasks to ensure deadlines are met and the publication is released in a timely manner. 

Candid Magazine is a student-run biannual publication focusing on art, fashion and editorial topics. This publication gives students the opportunity to create content outside the classroom and focus on ideas and issues that interest them.