Looking back and ahead

January 26, 2009

It took a few weeks, but I’ve finally settled into my new life. And after settling in, I’m ready to reflect on my semester as editor and look ahead to my new life. I know my editorship at the Alligator was not perfect, but in the end, I accomplished what I set out to do. […]

State of the newsroom report

December 16, 2008

After the Friday meeting that selected the top three editors for the spring semester, the Alligator’s board of directors met with the Alligator staff to review the problems discussed at the crisis meeting and take suggestions for solutions. As the outgoing editor, I summed up the problems/answers I could see in a state of the […]

Crisis at the Alligator

December 8, 2008

OK, so I posted this response to the Alligator’s crisis on the Alligator alumni Facebook group the other day. I figured I would post it here to see if anyone else out there has suggestions on how we can pull ourselves out of this hole. Dear Alumni, Thank you for all the e-mails and messages […]

How the state of the industry is affecting my college newspaper

October 30, 2008

I can’t speak for college newspapers across the U.S., but The Independent Florida Alligator is in a position quite different from the professional journalism industry. From my understanding, the paper is on very solid financial ground, though I won’t get into specifics. We have enough money for a full staff, which is more than many […]

From intern to editor

September 12, 2008

Busy does not even describe my schedule the past few weeks. After I was selected as editor, I immediately started putting together my staff and working on issues for the Alligator. Now the end of my internship and the beginning of my editorship seem blended together in my memory. Still, I’ll try and give an […]