Letter from the editors
Welcome back Blue Hens, and welcome to another year of content from The Review. For those of you who don’t know us, we are UD’s independent student newspaper, and have been since 1882. This means we are completely written, edited, designed and managed by undergraduate students, free of university influence.
As we approach the year ahead, which likely will be an interesting one, both on our campus and nationwide, we are eager to continue representing you as students. The two of us— and the rest of our editorial staff — remain committed to the reputation for honesty and excellence we’ve established as a publication over the last few years.
We look forward to continuing the conversations we’ve begun and encouraging new dialogues. More than anything, we aim to represent you all as a university community and provide you with coverage you will find alternately appealing and infuriating, particularly as we approach this election season.
At the same time, we’re also looking to shake things up, and reconsider some of the habits we’ve inherited and fallen into as reporters and editors. While Meghan, our editor in chief, is entering her fourth year with The Review, many of our staffers are newer to this work and ready to experiment with our format. We hope to cover bigger, more investigative stories and innovate visually, particularly through our increased emphasis on photography and videography.
If we as a newspaper are to achieve anything, we need your support and engagement. Follow us on social media and read our Tuesday print edition along with our website. Share and comment on posts to foster conversation online. Send letters to our editorial section and spread your thoughts in a more traditional way. Email staffers, or stop by our office in the Perkins Student Center West Annex and tell us about your story ideas.
As you can see, we take our work — as small as it may seem — seriously. We hope you do too.
Meghan Jusczak (editor in chief) and Ryan Barwick (executive editor)
You can reach us with comments, pitches and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.