Kristen Borgdorff, editor-in-chief
Can we really be a newspaper that reports on current events if we only publish once a month? This is a question that I have battled with while I have been a part of the Crown team, and this is one of the reasons why I am excited for our increased online presence.
Since 1983, The Crown has been a platform for students to have a voice. We have focused our articles to reflect on events that have happened, which has allowed us to stay current while only publishing once every month.
This website allows us to write, report, and reflect on events that are happening on and around campus in a timelier manner, while also allowing us to reach our target audience in a more convenient way.
In saying this, there is still value in publishing a paper copy for our students, alumni, and other supporters to read. This is why we will still be publishing our paper every other month.
All of the printing companies in the area have a policy in which they will only print a minimum of 1000 copies. We are a school with less than 1000 students, so it is challenging to have our papers distributed and not have them end up in our landfills. This switch will allow us to cut back on a large portion of our publishing costs, as well as our carbon footprint.
With the shift to publishing every other month and having a stronger online presence, we are hoping to encourage students to stay updated on our articles and to anticipate more reflective pieces in our paper copies. We are also looking forward to keeping some of our classics such as Humans of Redeemer, Athlete Spotlight, and our Activity Page.
Do not forget that we are always accepting submissions for both our website and our paper. We can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.