So, I just typed out a whole blog post, and then the electricity randomly shut off for a half a second, causing me to lose everything. How nice.
My computer in my office is really screwed up anyway, I’m pretty sure. It has been taking multiple tries (refresh, refresh, refresh) every time I even try to go to a Web site!
So, now I’m on one of these staff computers out in The Herald newsroom. If anyone reading this knows what’s wrong with my computer, please help! It is ESPECIALLY stubborn when trying to use the wonderful new ASU Web site. Every single time I try to type something in the search bar, it freezes up, and I’m forced to force quit. It’s really pleasant.
But enough of that.
My ORIGINAL post today was about how I think, after 12 issues, I’m finally starting to get the hang of this editor thing. I got out of here last night at 12:30, and (compared to previous experiences) I was pretty pleased with that.
And, I think the papers are starting to improve (appearance and quality). Hopefully, I’m not just kidding myself. You be the judge.
We are still working to get our new Web site launched. Please be patient with us! Jonathan (online editor) and I had a conference call a few days ago with the guy from the company that hosts our site. And now it’s just a matter of learning how to operate everything before we officially launch.
We are also working on ideas for how to cover the presidential election on Nov. 4. We’re thinking of doing a whole issue (Nov. 3) devoted to the subject with lots of different stories about it. What do you think? Have any ideas of things we should cover?
For one thing, we’ve collaborated with The Cavalier Daily of the Univ. of Virginia on a project in which we (along with many other schools) submitted questions for the candidates to answer. If all works out as planned, we should receive back their answers to the questions (that were selected to be asked) so we can run them in The Herald.
So keep on reading and keep on logging on… good things are comin’
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