Letter From the Editor About Megaphone Redesign

M - Courtesy of Lane HillWritten by Rachel Rigdon

As members of one of the oldest student newspapers in Texas, we feel a large burden to improve and maintain the value of The Megaphone. As most of you know, we don’t always get it right, but we keep trying.

This last weekend, six of the Megaphone editors and I traveled to San Diego for the Associate Collegiate Press conference. It was an amazing experience. We learned way too much to ever be able to incorporate into The Megaphone, but we are definitely working on adding brand new elements in.

We are planning on a complete redesign for the paper over the next few weeks, so if it looks strange or weird, we’re just working out the kinks. At the same time, we’re completely redesigning the webpage in the hopes of making it more interactive, engaging, and relevant to your life.

We’re adding more investigative stories, longer feature articles, and more articles with varied lengths to more effectively cover the issues that really matter. We’re taking our reporting beyond the paper and website with our Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube accounts that add to the amount of coverage we’re able to provide.

As we experiment, please let us know what you think. This is YOUR paper first and foremost and we want to make it reflective of your interests.

Leave comments about our new design and ideas and share your suggestions at www.southwestern.edu/megaphone. Want to stay plugged in with us? Follow our Twitter at su_megaphone or add SU Megaphone on Facebook.

Thank you and keep reading!

Rachel Rigdon, Editor-in-Chief

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