New editor finds Hope

The Hope Standard has a new editor starting this week

Hope's new editor X. Y. (Xuyun) Zeng will take over Erin Knutson starting this week.

X. Y. (Xuyun) Zeng is taking over as the new editor of The Hope Standard.

He brings a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Toronto, earning highest honours and a spot on the Dean’s List.

He most recently worked up in the Bulkley Valley, writing for two newspapers including the Smithers Interior News and Houston Today newspapers, where he wrote stories ranging from sports to town council.

Some highlights include covering the Nor-Am and Canadian ski cross nationals in Smithers, the closure of the sole grocery store in Houston and the challenges the Village of Telkwa had while applying for grants to build a new water tower.

“In practising my craft in three northern communities, I’ve learned that towns just 15 minutes from each other can face different challenges and have different perspectives to certain issues, and I’m hoping to get a sense of what Hope is like as soon as possible,” said Zeng.

Zeng has also written for the Toronto Observer and done freelance videography and illustration work.

Zeng will replace current editor Erin Knutson when she leaves this Friday to become the editor in the Agassiz-Harrison Observer.