“Editor: A person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.”
– Elbert Hubbard, 1865-1915
Welcome to the PSU Vanguard’s new editor’s blog; a daily receptacle for all that isn’t fit to print.
More specifically, this is a place where the section editors of the PSU Vanguard can keep their community up to date on newsroom happenings. It is a place where we can relax our tone and converse with our readership, extending to them some insight into the world of student journalism at Portland State.
It is also one of the many tools of modern journalism that we are using for the first time this year. Our completely redesigned website offers video content for the first time, and apps for iPad, iPhone and android are on their way. There is also a new photo blog, where our talented staff of photojournalists can tell their own stories about what is happening on campus.
There are other changes here at the Vanguard, including our publishing schedule, which will now see our print edition hitting newsstands each Tuesday and Thursday, beginning tomorrow.
We at the Vanguard take our job, and our obligation to the PSU community, quite seriously. If the late Elbert Hubbard is to be taken at his word, consider me not an editor, but a reporter who has taken on the task of editing.
Watch this space.
Congratulations, Vanguard editor in chief.
It’s looking as though a good year is off to a good start.
Welcome and good luck to you. And, in the spirit of editing:
Not really sure where else to mention these things so I’ll just do it here. You should change the website address in the print version of the Vanguard to ‘psuvanguard.org’ instead of ‘psuvanguard.com’. The graphic about ‘OUS Tuition Increases’ on page 2 of the print edition does not make much sense. The lines don’t seem to be to scale. Either that, or the numbers are associated with the wrong lines. The longest line in the graphic has a label of ‘$7,600’ (OSU 2011-12), while the second longest line has a label of ‘$8,789’ (UO 2011-12). All other lines are similarly out of scale.