The Stanford Daily Board of Directors meets monthly during the academic year and holds an annual retreat. Meetings, held at The Daily office unless otherwise indicated, are open to the public. Please email email@example.com in advance of your attendance.
Materials and Minutes
The agenda for each Board meeting (and corresponding materials) are posted approximately a week in advance of each meeting. Meeting minutes can be found at the beginning of the packet for the subsequent meeting.
The Daily Board of Directors is a nine-person body. Five current students or recent graduates (the editor in chief, chief operating officer, vice president of sales, editorial staffer at large and student at large) serve in addition to four professionals. The four professional positions are faculty director, business director, journalism director and legal director. A Board chair is elected annually. The legal director position is currently unfilled.
Dan Ashton, student at large
Dan Ashton represents the student body on the Board of Directors. He is majoring in economics with a minor in physics and will graduate in 2014. As a vocal leader of the Stanford community, Dan has served in a spectrum of leadership roles, including Deputy Chair of the Undergraduate Senate, President of Frosh Council, Alternative Spring Break trip leader, and Resident Assistant in Donner. He is a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and Los Hermanos. He hopes to actively engage and collaborate with the student population on campus.
Miles Bennett-Smith, editor in chief
Miles Bennett-Smith is the president and editor in chief of The Stanford Daily. A senior American Studies and STS major from Penryn, Calif., Miles has previously worked at The Daily as both a managing editor and a desk editor in the sports section, in addition to writing for his hometown paper, The Sacramento Bee. Miles was awarded the 2011 Julius Jacobs Award “demonstrating journalistic talent and contributions to The Stanford Daily.” He enjoys playing the violin and all sports.
Caroline Caselli, vice president of sales
Caroline Caselli graduated from Stanford in 2012 with a degree in sociology. As Vice President of Sales, she is leading the sales team in maximizing the Daily’s advertising revenue. This is now Caroline’s fifth year at the company. She previously held editorial roles in both the sports and features sections.
Theodore L. Glasser, faculty/staff director and board chair
Ted Glasser is a professor in the Department of Communication. For 14 years he directed Stanford’s Graduate Program in Journalism. In 2002-2003 he served as president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. He is currently a faculty mentor for Stanford in Government’s fellowship program, a member of the program committee of the John S. Knight Fellowships program for mid-career journalists, and a member of the Faculty Senate’s Committee on Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid.
Benedict Y. Hur, legal director
Ben Hur is a partner at Keker & Van Nest LLP in San Francisco. Ben received a B.A. and M.A. from Stanford, while serving as a sports editor at The Daily, and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Ben litigates intellectual property and commercial disputes for companies ranging from start-ups to established corporations and holds experience in white collar criminal and securities litigation. He is chair of the San Francisco Ethics Commission and Board Vice President and Executive Committee member for Bay Area Community Resources.
Rich Jaroslovsky, journalism director
Rich Jaroslovsky is a columnist at Bloomberg News in San Francisco. He’s a former Daily editor in chief who later became White House correspondent and national political editor of The Wall Street Journal, launched and ran WSJ.com as its first managing editor, and oversaw Bloomberg’s global political and economic coverage. He also founded and was first president of the Online News Association, and is a former chairman of the Stanford Alumni Association.
Michael Londgren, business director
Michael Londgren is currently Vice President, Product Marketing at DocuSign, Inc. He has also held positions with Adobe Systems, Apple, Inc., Marakon and BoardVantage. Londgren led the financial turnaround of the $1M Stanford Daily and managed all business operations during his time at the Farm.
Brendan O’Byrne, editorial staffer at large
Brendan O’Byrne is a junior from New Orleans, Louisiana majoring in history. He joined The Daily in the fall of 2010 and has served as a news desk editor and as deputy editor. He has also interned at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. Brendan represents the editorial staff on The Daily’s Board of Directors.
Margaret Rawson, chief operating officer
Margaret Rawson joined The Daily in spring 2010 and began on the editorial side, ultimately serving as editor in chief of Vol. 241. She had previously served as a managing editor of news, a news desk editor, a summer opinions editor and a sports desk editor. She worked at The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., through a Stanford in Government fellowship and served as a Resident Assistant in Naranja as a senior. Margaret is originally from Bethesda, Maryland, and majored in communication.