Hi, everyone. My name is Julie Whitehair and I will be leading The PHOENIX this year as editor-in-chief.
From political protests to Loyola features, I’ve covered a lot of ground in my two years spent with this newspaper — one year as a writer, and most recently, one year as an assistant news editor. In that time, I’ve grown to love and appreciate The PHOENIX and all it has to offer. I hope you can, too, readers.
While I’m proud of the work the staff has done in the past, earning the paper several awards from state and national societies, I know we can do plenty to improve.
This year, I have two main goals in mind.
First, I want to create the best possible content within these pages. Stories should always, no matter the topic, have a human element to them. We’re going to write about what you, as readers, want to — or should — know about. So if you have a story idea or an unanswered question, reach out to one of our sections, or to me, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second, I want to create engaging content past the print edition, both online and through social media. As our society turns ever more digital, so should we. That means we’ll be producing more online-only content and providing more interactive pieces than we have in the past. And while we’ve vastly improved our presence online over time, recent experience tells me that the more mediums we use for our coverage, the more people are reached and in turn reach out to us.
And that’s the whole point of this. We want to inform you, entertain you, engage you and give you a space to be heard. Now’s your chance, Loyola. I look forward to seeing where the year takes us.