A letter from the Executive Board
Published: Sunday, October 22, 2006
Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2008 13:08
Dear Tufts Community,
The last year has been a great one for the Daily. We've seen expanded campus coverage, the re-launch of our Weekender arts section, and a prospering and hardworking staff. As an independent publication with no allocations from the Student Activities Fee, our ad revenue is up and relationships with advertisers flourishing.
Unfortunately, this fall we've been hit hard by industry-wide newsprint price increases, made particularly difficult due to financial obligations that have been building for some time. Thankfully, this situation has not affected our core operations. At this point, however, we have no choice but to temporarily reduce our page count, and temporarily make significant reductions in our National and International wires coverage. To that end, our National and International sections will not be printed for several weeks as we adjust to these new financial conditions.
While we are a paper of a global university in a globalized world, our first and ultimate responsibility is to Tufts University, and the content that concerns it. We made cuts in the wires explicitly to ensure these departments, the lifeblood of our paper, remain as healthy and complete as they are now.
News from the outside world is incredibly important, however, and we'll do our best to include as much content as we can. We will be compiling our McClatchy wire service content into News Briefs, which will be available every day on page 2. We'll include whatever wire content we can throughout the paper. And, if a major story breaks, rest assured you'll see it on the front page.
We will bring back our full level of National and International content as soon as is feasible: hopefully before the end of the semester or at the beginning of the next. In the meantime, we look forward to bringing your usual daily dose of campus news (and comics, Sudoku, and crossword, of course!).
If you have further questions, please e-mail us at email@example.com or call our office at 617-627-2953.
Sincerely, Tufts Daily Executive Board