Change is good, isn’t it? Well, brace yourselves. If you haven’t heard already, I’ve been hired to run this paper next year.
I would be lying if I said I thought it was going to be easy. It’s going to be one heck of a challenge – though one I’m ready to take. I want to produce material that is interesting, gets people talking, covers all different spectrums and of course, meets a quality journalistic standard.
It’s important to produce quality material in the physical paper, but I also think it is vital to produce quality web material. I plan to change how theaq.net functions. I’d like to make The Aquinian’s website more accessible for visitors, which hopefully includes launching some new features.
I like to consider myself well-versed in the internet scene. I have an extensive background in blogging. At 15, I ran my own Sportingnews blog that received over 800,000 views. I also ran my own sports website where I did interviews with the TSN panel and multiple athletes from different sports.
With this experience under my belt, I think I can mould The AQ’s website for the better. This includes adding a dedicated blog section with topics that range from sports, to video games to just about everything.
Adding a multimedia section to the website is an important feature that we should also prepare to enter. I’ve noticed that other university newspapers across Canada have explored this, and I think it’s about time we caught up. With this new section I hope to include podcasts, videos and music from STU artists.
So what’s my next move?
You’ll have to wait and see. But I can tell you one thing: I am thrilled to be in this position and will do everything that I can to provide STU with the best paper.
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