Campus Collaboration

by Published: Oct 23, 2013

As a jour­nal­ist, it’s excit­ing to look around this cam­pus and see all the sto­ries just wait­ing to be told.

At the same time, it can be a bit daunting.

With so many stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff at Ferris, our job as your col­lege news­pa­per can be, at times, a bit over­whelm­ing. With so many leads to chase down, where should we start?

So, the Torch is ask­ing you, our read­ers, for some help. We want to know what sto­ries you want to read. We want to hear your ideas.

In last week’s issue, news writer Ashley Bradstreet recapped the awards the Torch won in the 2013 Better Newspaper Contest, which is spon­sored by the Michigan Press Association. The Torch was awarded hon­or­able men­tion for gen­eral excellence.

One of the judges said the panel was impressed by the Torch’s “strong reader-involvement.” As an edi­tor, I can think of no greater com­pli­ment for a newspaper.

Reader-involvement is what makes the Torch great and is also a legacy I hope to con­tinue as editor-in-chief. Without read­ers, a news­pa­per is nothing.

Help us con­tinue to serve you to the best of our abil­i­ties. If there’s some­thing you’d like to see in the Torch, con­tact us via email, Twitter or Facebook. Feel free to stop by our office in the Student Rec Center, as well.

Share with us your story ideas. What top­ics would you like to see explored? Do you know any inter­est­ing peo­ple we should feature?

For each and every issue, the Torch is striv­ing to improve and meet the needs of our read­ers. Let us know how we’re doing.

We want to extend our office beyond the SRC and invite you, our read­ers, to become hon­orary staff mem­bers. With col­lab­o­ra­tion, we can con­tinue to make the Torch bet­ter for everyone.