Letter from the editor
Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 07:10
With the presidential election a mere 35 days away, it’s unlikely that today’s paper will be the most momentous of Tuesday papers to come. That said, it’s still a pretty exciting day at the Daily: Today, we launch our election coverage. Don’t worry if the paper just started trembling in your hands; those are just active citizenship shivers. Atta Jumbo.
Every Tuesday leading up to Nov. 6, our Features section will be tackling and dissecting some of this election season’s most pertinent issues. And though any news source worth skimming will be jam-packed with election coverage this month, no other outlet will bring the conversation back to this campus the way we will.
Flip to page 4 today for Executive Features Editor Hannah Fingerhut’s piece on the youth demographic, its role in the election and the state of political activism on campus. In coming weeks, look forward to features on the economy, education, women’s rights, the job market, student loans, LGBT rights and more.
If you currently find your eyes straying back to the comic at the center of this page, you may be pleased to know that our election coverage will also include infographics. It is the 2012 election, after all, and I like to think we’re pretty hip for a print paper. And we haven’t forgotten the online-inclined — our blog, Jumbo Slice, will be jumping on the campaign bandwagon, too.
Now, here’s the part where you come in. As I’ve said before, this paper ultimately belongs to you, the reader, which is why we’re so invested in linking our campaign coverage to the Hill.
But maybe we’ll gloss over an issue you’re extremely invested in. Maybe you’re not voting at all and you want to see your experience represented. Maybe you’ll have a few words to say about a candidate or an issue. Maybe you’ll have a few hundred words to whip into an Op-Ed.
I hope you’ll leave comments on our website, tweet us @TuftsDaily or email me at email@example.com to let us know what’s on your mind as Nov. 6 approaches.
We genuinely want to hear from you, and — if nothing else — we’re definitely easier to get ahold of than Romney or Obama.