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Beaton elected Chronicle sports editor

From staff reports

Sophomore Gregory Beaton was elected sports editor for the 2006-2007 year by The Chronicle sports staff at a meeting Monday night. His term begins in May.

A graduate of Hunter College High School in New York City, Beaton focused his campaign on the importance of establishing a more efficient management structure. He also stressed the importance of creating a more standardized training policy for staff writers to ensure a stronger journalistic culture within the section.

"I am extremely excited about being sports editor of The Chronicle next year," Beaton said. "I look forward to the opportunity to work with our talented staff to make our section as readable as possible next year."

He said he will also attempt to run the sports section more efficiently, by establishing a firm deadline for stories. In addition, he spoke about adding columnist blogs and other new features to enhance the content on The Chronicle's new website, www.dukechronicle.com.

In terms of content, Beaton said he plans to continue to expand the coverage of the men's basketball team.

This year, Beaton has served as an associate sports editor. He has covered men's basketball and was a columnist during the fall semester. As a freshman, Beaton served as a beat writer for the women's basketball team, covering the ACC and NCAA Tournaments.

The New York City native is double-majoring in public policy and political science. He expects to graduate in May of 2008.

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