The printed newspaper has been around for centuries. It has lasted through the invention of telegrams, radio and television. It has even lasted through the invention of the internet, though the printed version is in decline.
Newspapers have changed and adapted over time. From the first newspaper etched on stone tablets in Rome 59 B.C. to today’s digital tablets, newspapers have made it their mission to keep the public informed.
You’ll notice we’ve changed the look of The Globe. In place of a traditional broadsheet newspaper, we have switched to a more modern magazine style. We will be publishing more of our news online and feature profiles and events in our weekly print edition.
We have found that between school and work, students have little time to read newspapers. We think that this new format will engage students in their SLCC community with stories of their fellow students and campus events while offering the convenience of a magazine in place of a traditional newspaper.
Students can still visit us online where we will have more up-to-date news and information regarding sports, entertainment and events. Our hope is that students will also want to be involved in submitting story ideas, letters to the editor and photos.
On April 9, we will be hosting an open house in our newsroom at South City Campus and on April 11 in the Student Event Center at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus from noon to 2 p.m. both days. We will be giving workshops about how to write news articles, draw comics and take photos for a newspaper.
We are also holding a contest and will feature photography, artwork and essays from students. In April, during National Poetry month, we will be publishing students’ poetry in our Poets’ Corner. We want this to be our SLCC community newspaper and spotlight more of our talented community. Send us your thoughts and let us know how you like your new newspaper.