The Record team

James Iseler, editor

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Jamie has been with The University Record since 2009. As editor, he oversees the production of the Record’s weekly print edition, website and daily email newsletter. Prior to joining U-M, Jamie spent more than 30 years working for weekly and daily newspapers, most of that time as a reporter, editor and copy editor at the Jackson Citizen Patriot. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Central Michigan University.

Jeffrey Bleiler, associate editor

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Jeff joined the Record in 2019 — assisting with story planning, editing and production of its print, online and daily email editions — after a lengthy career in journalism and communications, mostly with the Jackson Citizen Patriot as a sports reporter, copy editor and news/sports leader, and with MLive Media Group as a news and local sports leader. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Eastern Michigan University.

Katie Kelton, staff writer

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Katie joined the Record in 2022 and writes news and feature stories. She graduated from Texas Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Spanish. She previously worked with D Magazine, TCU Magazine, the Oxford University Press and Texas Monthly. Prior to U-M, she was a Fulbright scholar teaching English in Madrid, Spain.

Steve Culver, production coordinator

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Steve brings more than 30 years of experience in newspaper design and production to the Record, which he joined in 2014. As production coordinator Steve is responsible for the newspaper’s graphic design and oversees printing and distribution. Previously, he helped students at The Michigan Daily and Monroe Street Journal produce their publications. Steve also has published a magazine for Southeast Michigan’s LGBT community since 1990.

Dirk Milliman, advertising sales representative

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A graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in journalism, Dirk has been working in Michigan media for nearly 40 years, owning and managing newspapers, shopping guides and digital media sites. He is a past president of the Michigan Press Association and remains active with the MPA Foundation. His wife, Penelope, is a professional photographer. They have two children and three grandchildren.