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Editor’s note on state of Student Voice

October 10, 2018

For those who are unaware, my name is Theodore Tollefson and I am the new editor-in-chief of the Student Voice. I am a sophomore at UW-River Falls, transferring in from UW-Superior where I spent the previous spring semester as the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, the Promethean.

Towards the end of last semester, the Student Voice published an editorial on the future of what the Student Voice would look like moving forward into this current fall semester. I’d like to personally address the changes that have occurred and what the Voice will be looking like for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

In the editorial published last spring, the Voice announced that we would become a digital-only newspaper, releasing all content online. I’m glad to announce to everyone that this is no longer true with the publication of our first monthly tabloid coming out on Friday, October 12th. The transition from a weekly to monthly publication has been a bit of a challenge, as many of the people on staff with the Voice this year are new to the paper. So far, we have been able to come together strongly and commit our free time into this paper and keep the print editions alive.

I personally believe that the best way to consume news is from a printed copy of a newspaper, and while I remain at UW-River Falls for the next two and a half years, I will do my best to keep the Student Voice in print for those who enjoy picking up a copy to read and as a reminder to what the Student Voice started from. I know it is still a letdown to some people that they won’t be able to pick up a new copy of the Student Voice every week.

New stories will still be published online every week along with a photo or two to go with them. The tabloid we will be publishing monthly will allow for more pictures to be published along with stories, more feature articles on the people who breathe life into the UWRF campus and be a collection of our best reporting for over the course of each month.

I hope that this note has given people a better understanding of the current state of the Student Voice and look forward to the content we will be publishing throughout the 2018-2019 academic year.

Theo Tollefson is editor of the Student Voice.

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