Each semester, The Daily Evergreen undergoes internal changes that end up displayed within the pages of the paper. These changes range from something as small as the new names in the list of staff members on page two to comparatively monumental alterations to the appearance of the paper and the ways we bring news to readers.
As editor-in-chief of spring semester’s edition of The Daily Evergreen, I have emphasized making the spring 2012 edition bring in both the new and the old. This semester is all about returning to the positive features from the paper’s not-too-distant past as well as bringing in new improvements to this publication.
Returning readers will see the alterations already implemented with the updated page design. In addition to aesthetic and organizational changes, we brought back features from previous layouts due to reader demands, such as page two’s police log, which provides quick updates on local crime.
Readers can also anticipate the return of popular features like live tweets from major home sporting events and police ridealongs.
But, I hope the biggest changes will come from the quality of the work produced by this paper in addition to the ways this publication will distribute the news to you.
Ever since I joined The Daily Evergreen two and a half years ago, a constant goal has been to drive up traffic to the online version of our paper. This semester, we are pushing to achieve this goal through exclusive online content produced by editors and writers.
So readers can go online to get extended interviews with prominent figures on campus and in the community, behind the scenes stories of the police ridealongs and weekly roundups from sports and news editors.
But most of all, readers can look forward to seeing their own feedback reflected in the product this newspaper produces. I encourage everyone from students, staff, faculty and community members to send us their thoughts on how we as a staff of student journalists can improve the quality of our work. This paper is nothing if not a massive learning opportunity for students lucky enough to drudge and toil here.
So shoot us some emails, tweet at us, respond to the polls we put up on our Facebook page and most importantly check out our website at dailyevergreen.com.