staff relies on student feedback
The Skiff newsroom
is just like a classroom when you think about it.
Except that any mistake however small, however large
can be read by more than 8,000 students. And people will call and
e-mail you to complain about errors in your homework.
OK, theres a big difference. But the point is were learning,
and we learn very quickly that mistakes of any sort cant be
tolerated. There really is no such thing as a minor mistake.
Every semester we remind you of this, but Ill do it again:
It really is important for the Skiff to hear from you. If we misreport
something, tell us. If one of our reporters is rude to you, tell
us. If the crossword isnt tough enough, tell us.
Like any human institution, the Skiff is imperfect. You probably
know this better than I do. The only way we can learn from our mistakes
is if they are pointed out to us. (Of course, we love praise, too.
Ill be glad to listen to any adulation.)
That said, well work to prevent those mistakes from happening.
And were taking steps we think will make the Skiff more reader
friendly and broaden its coverage.
Summary headlines the sentences that run between the main
headline and the story are back, and hopefully here to stay.
We hope they will help you navigate the Skiff quickly while youre
on the way to class. (Or in class. But dont let your professor
catch you reading.)
Thanks to an influx of new reporters, the Skiff might have its biggest
staff ever. So weve created a slew of new beats to better
Neighborhoods: This editorial board has often criticized
the student body for living inside a bubble. We hope our coverage
of issues off campus will help pop the TCU bubble or, at
the very least, fight its growth.
Graduate student issues: Our coverage of TCUs graduate
schools has been inadequate. We hope to write about issues graduate
students care about.
Student activism: Weve assigned a reporter to cover
the dozens of student clubs on campus. Well let you know what
those clubs are doing thats interesting, funny or notable.
Weve also assigned a reporter to cover technology, health
and every college on campus.
We hope you enjoy these new additions.
And here it comes if you have any suggestions, tell
in Chief Brandon Ortiz is a senior news-editorial journalism major
from Fort Worth.