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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 […]

Pre-semester jitters

August 10, 2008

For the past few weeks, I’d been applying, researching and preparing to run for editor in chief of The Independent Florida Alligator, which is billed as the nation’s largest student-run newspaper. As of Aug. 1, I have the job. I’ve been looking forward to this since I started at the Alligator, and I’m surprisingly feeling […]

Grabbing fate by the horns

July 1, 2008

UPDATE: The line “I’m sick of all the whining” was not referring to anyone at the Trib. I realize these people are losing their jobs, and I’m not trivializing that. I realize these people have mouths to feed and mortgages to pay. Being the oldest of four children, I understand how tight money is. I […]