Yesterday, the Stanford Daily published an editorial in response to our recent article questioning its daily content and circulation. While simultaneously claiming to “welcome feedback,” the editorial dismissed certain features of our piece as “disturbing” and “problematic” and seemingly ignored or missed the article’s central message.
On Monday, Stanford Politics published a story questioning The Daily’s print circulation — and our content. As a newspaper, we welcome feedback from our readers and are committed to responsiveness and transparency in keeping with our journalistic mission. However, we found several of the claims made by the article disturbing upon reflection — not because they disparaged our paper, but because they misled readers. Here, we respond to the claims we found most problematic.