Changes and additions for The Daily Skiff

The Daily Skiff is introducing some changes this spring that we hope will grab your attention.

You’ll notice that the front page is now full color Tuesday through Friday instead of twice a week. The Skiff has made a shift by replacing the features editor position with that of projects editor, whose job is to produce packages that highlight news features and take advantage of the splash of color on the front page.

For those looking to catch up on current events at the local, national and international level, you will need to look no further than Page 3. The opinion page now shares room with a section called “Quick News,” designed to provide our readers with the day’s top headlines in easily digested news briefs. The Skiff added this section because our staff understands that you want to be informed but may not have time to read a full news story.

Further, the Skiff has shortened the length of wire articles and become more judicious in selecting reports that will appeal to a college audience.

Also, in an effort to capture campus from different perspectives, the Skiff now runs a weekly photo half-page that showcases the university’s students, faculty and staff and their activities. Additional pictures are put online for your enjoyment.

The key to our success is your feedback. Please contact us and let us know what you think about the changes. Once you have peeled your eyes away from the Sudoku puzzle, e-mail us at [email protected], send us a Tweet or post on our Facebook page.

Better yet, tell us what you think in person. Expect to see us by the library this week on Thursday and Friday morning, when we’ll be handing out copies of the Skiff, collecting suggestions and signing up students, staff and faculty for our mailing list. We hope to see you there.

Editor-in-chief Julieta Chiquillo is a senior news-editorial journalism major from San Salvador, El Salvador.