I’m pleased to announce that I am the interim Director of Journalism at Loyola Marymount University. I am taking over from Dr. Linda Bannister, who built this program from scratch. We now have more than 200 students signed up for our Journalism Minor and Certificate, and a faculty that includes former Time magazine staff writer Kate Pickert. I am honored to be in charge of this program and indebted to Linda’s great work. In keeping with the university’s mission of social justice and education of the whole person, LMU students focus on service-based community journalism, with training in new media and, befitting a program based in an English department, an emphasis on storytelling. You can follow us on Twitter at LMUJour.