Editorial: Join the editorial board
The Board meets twice a week to discuss topics of concern, solicit input from potential stakeholders and take editorial positions. We work closely with other sections of the newspaper to gather information about editorial topics and then engage in spirited debate behind closed doors and independently determine our own positions in order to preserve objectivity. The Board answers only to its chair, Britt Sanders; the opinion editor, Monica Greco; and the editor-in-chief, Henry Rome.
While the Board strives for unanimity, editorial positions are determined by majority vote and members take turns writing editorials. The minority can also publish a signed dissent when it is particularly passionate about an issue. All majority opinions are the collective product of the Board and constitute an independent voice separate from other sections of the ‘Prince.’
Crucial to our mission is the ability to incorporate a variety of diverse perspectives into the editorials we produce. Current members of the Board come from across the globe and represent a wide variety of majors, political philosophies, backgrounds and extracurricular interests. What unites us is an engagement in campus life and a commitment to investigating and discussing issues that matter to the University community. We are committed to bringing compelling arguments and perspectives to this page, criticizing and praising as appropriate. However, our goal is not only to encourage meaningful discussion of issues, but also to provide solutions. We try to recommend specific policies and actions for the University that, in our opinion, are best for the community as a whole.
For us, its members, the Board is one of the defining experiences of our time at Princeton. From the (relative) comfort of our conference room, we engage in challenging, passionate and intellectually stimulating debates that lead us to examine and confront the full range of issues that affect our lives at Princeton. It is especially exciting when our suggestions make a lasting contribution to the broader discussion about an issue or when they are adopted by the University, such as the current pass/D/fail policy and the change of the University’s email client.
Our aim is to inspire discussion and, ultimately, action. But this is impossible without students with unique perspectives — independent thinkers who are eager to debate and willing to engage with issues important to Princeton. We value writing ability, creativity and strength of thought much more than journalistic experience. If you are interested in joining us, we encourage you to fill out our application at dailyprincetonian.com/join/opinion by Sept. 28 or email the Board chair, Britt Sanders, at email@example.com. Applicants will be interviewed during the week of Oct. 1. We look forward to meeting you!
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