As a student journalist, I have found that it can be extremely gratifying to receive individual feedback from readers. There is one email I received during my freshman year which stands out clearly in my mind. To me, it signifies the time at which I began seriously considering journalism in the context of public service.
Thank you for your patience as The Daily continues to construct its new website. This new site, launched in late November, features a new design, a varied layout on section pages and increased multimedia flexibility. Our staff is working as quickly as it can to identify and resolve wrinkles in the site layout and functioning. We are currently working to enable pagination within sections and adjust paragraph spacing on former stories.
The Daily’s independent status is something I’ve come to take very seriously. After spending this past summer reporting in Sub-Saharan Africa, a region where the press is not completely free, I have come to see a liberalized press as a truly essential aspect of a humanitarian, democratic society, and something we should never take for granted.
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