From the Editor-in-Chief | Welcome back, Jumbos!
Published: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 08:09
To the Class of 2016, welcome! To the rest of our readers, welcome back, and yes, the Hill has always been this steep.
As you embark on your second Target run of the week, we’ll be settling in, too, and printing on alternating days for the first two weeks of school. The paper will return to its regular schedule by Sept. 17 – The Tufts Every-Other-Daily would allow us editors our recommended eight hours a night, but it doesn’t sound as good.
In the meantime, pop over to our blog, JumboSlice, and follow us on Twitter @TuftsDaily to keep up-to-date. Much as we love print, we know it’s a little 1999, and we have big plans for our online channels this semester.
By the way, if you’d like to partake in those lofty goals or the paper in general, you’re more than welcome to jump in. Whether you’re a freshman, senior, seasoned journalist or publishing-naif we promise there’s a role for you somewhere in this organization. Our spectrum spans writing, editing, photography, layout, cartooning, videography, web, tech and business. Don’t see your interests reflected there? We’ll carve a role for you.
Classes are just beginning, but we’re already on the hunt for Features, Arts, Op-Ed and Sports columnists. If you have a niche interest, be it sex, cricket or anything in between, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about submitting a column.
Or maybe you hate the Daily, think we’re covering all the wrong stuff and wouldn’t use our paper to line a birdcage. That’s cool, too; write a Letter to the Editor and tell us why. We can’t promise we’ll invite you over to dinner, but we are well aware that any publication worth its salt thrives on constructive criticism.
As for the rest of you, if you find yourself feeling strongly about a Tufts phenomenon that crops up as the semester progresses, consider submitting a piece to our Op-Ed section. If it’s a non-academic brainteaser you seek, we’ve got Sudoku. If you want to fold this thing up accordion style and make a fan out of it, go right ahead – it’s been a hot summer – but maybe humor us and skim the front-page headlines first.
My point is this: We strive to carry the campus conversation, but it’s hard to do that all by ourselves from the windowless basement of our Curtis Hall office.
We might be the ones eschewing free time, Senior Pub Nights and our circadian rhythms to put the Daily together, but at the end of the day, it’s your paper, not ours. This publication thrives on your readership, your input and your voices. So check out this issue, give it some thought and reach out with your feedback. We’re ready to hear from you.