August 21, 2016

FROM THE EDITOR | Join The Sun — Hands-On Journalism

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With the start of the new academic year, Cornell faces big changes. The College of Business begins its first semester, the search for the next Cornell president goes on and apartment buildings continue to rise on the Collegetown horizon. The Cornell Daily Sun is here with comprehensive reporting on these and other important campus issues.

We take our task of student journalism seriously at The Sun. Our foremost goal is to serve the public by publishing quality, in-depth coverage. This commitment to journalism propels us to critically examine how to best inform and connect with our readers. In the spring, we decided to restructure our print paper. Beginning this semester, The Sun will only print on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fueling this decision to restructure the print production is an ambitious vision for The Sun and our online coverage.

Freeing ourselves from the constraints of a daily print model has empowered us to pursue top-quality, around-the-clock journalism. More than ever, we are working to bring our readers breaking news, sports updates and arts coverage as soon as possible. We are also developing more investigative reporting, in-depth opinion pieces and dynamic multimedia on the issues the Cornell community cares about. More than just being a daily newspaper, The Sun is becoming a 24/7 publication — the go-to source for campus news and opinion.

This is an exciting semester for The Sun. If you’d like to join us for this wild ride, find us at ClubFest or attend one of our two recruitment meetings on Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. in 165 McGraw Hall and Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium in Goldwin Smith. We welcome all students interested in journalism in all its forms, from news writing to photography to multimedia.

It is an obvious truth that times are changing. Rather than waiting for things to happen around us, we are embracing the changing news industry and striving for better ways to bring the Cornell community the journalism it needs.

—Sofia Hu ’17, editor in chief