With the start of the new semester, the Daily Princetonian’s 140th managing board officially began its tenure.
Since 1867, The Daily Princetonian has been the paper of record on this campus, and without the support from the larger Princeton community we couldn’t have done it for last 139 years. On behalf of my team, I would like to thank you all for your continued interest in and support for our paper, and we the members of the Prince’s 140th managing board look forward with enthusiasm to working and interacting with you.
During the course of last year, the communication between the paper and the readers improved considerably, and we expanded our coverage on LGBT-related topics and issues faced by low-income students. We want to continue that legacy and expand on them during this year. If you have any questions, concerns or feedback to share with us, feel free to come to the open office hours I will be holding for the community members, in addition to sending us an email, commenting on our website and our social media pages.
As a community-based news organization, it is our mission to serve the community by keeping our readers informed, to bring the attention of our readers to issues that matter, to start dialogues that impact discourses on campus and beyond and to make visible some of the least represented yet equally important voices on campus.
Our goal this year is producing credible, high-quality and interesting content, and delivering it to you as news happens. Our editors and staff will work around the clock to ensure that our content is accurate, fair and up-to-date, and that the Prince is the first thing you check whenever you want to find out what’s going on around campus or want an update on certain events. We also hope you can find some fun in our paper – be it a smile-inducing photo of the day, a review of the latest student performance or a video to keep you entertained during a long train ride, we will have it for you. We hope to continue being the trusted news source, the forum for candid discussions on campus life and the outlet for creative minds that we have been in the past.
Most of all, we are committed to representing each and every single part of our community, because each and every one of you matters to us. Our job as a journalistic organization is to listen to you and share your stories – and the goal there is to let our readers enter into experiences of each other and start meaningful dialogue, so that we, as a community, celebrate and respect the diversity of existences and experiences within us. We want to ensure that when someone looks into our archive in ten years, fifty years, even a hundred years from now to see what it was like to be at Princeton in 2016, they will get as comprehensive and vivid a picture of the people, events and experiences on campus as possible. For that, please talk with us, join us and make your voices heard.
The Daily Princetonian is a large organization, and the perk of being a large organization is that there’s a room for everyone who wants to join our team. Whether you are an engineer interested in managing a website, a science major interested in covering groundbreaking discoveries made by the University faculty and students, a cartoonist wanting to give everyone a good laugh or a cinema enthusiast who wants to share your love of good movies with the rest of the campus, we have a place for you. We will be holding open production nights and info sessions next week for those of you interested in joining the Prince family. Feel free to email our section editors and firstname.lastname@example.org in the meantime to learn about how to join us.
I look forward to working and interacting with you, and to hopefully meeting you all over the course of the year.
Do-Hyeong Myeong, an anthropology major from Daejeon, Republic of Korea, is the incoming Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Princetonian. She can be reached at email@example.com.