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New TD Editor-in-Chief outlines goals for 2015-16


Tim Webber can be reached at timothy.webber@drake.edu and @HelloTimWebber

Tim Webber can be reached at timothy.webber@drake.edu and @HelloTimWebber

There are a lot of things changing around Drake’s campus this year.

A new president takes the reins, while several other high-level positions will see fresh faces.

In the fall, when campus would be gearing up for Halloween celebrations, we’ll instead be bracing for something far scarier: the run-up to the Iowa caucuses, including a nationally-televised debate on November 14.

And then there’s perhaps the most startling change of all: Hubbell’s decision to move the location of the pasta line.

Maybe Hubbell’s changes haven’t left you quite that distraught about your dining experience, but there will be plenty of other things that look different throughout Drake and Des Moines this year, and we’ll be here to help guide you through them every step of the way.

There’s one more change you should know about as you begin the year.

My name is Tim Webber, and I’m the Editor-in-Chief of the Drake Times-Delphic for this school year.

I’m committed to bringing you the best possible publication every Wednesday, with all the information you need to know to stay up to date on campus and city happenings.

We’re always looking to improve the paper, so you’ll likely see several changes within the Times-Delphic this year as well.

One of our goals for this year is to put a greater emphasis on our online content. Stories will be published every day on our website, timesdelphic.com, including several that will be written exclusively for the site.

A significant part of that online coverage will no doubt revolve around the Iowa caucuses.

The caucuses provide a unique opportunity for students of all kinds, especially those of us in the journalism department. Keep an eye out for our political coverage, with which we’re expecting to transcend our traditional print medium.

Later this year, you’ll also be able to be access more video content from the website and through our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Watch for updates from our writers on stories from across campus and reports from athletic events.

Love theSkimm? Let us introduce you to the Drake edition. After its successful debut late last year, the TD+, our weekly e-newsletter, will return, making its way to your inbox every Sunday morning. You can subscribe to the newsletter through our website.

One thing will stay the same, however.

We’ll continue to bring you the Times-Delphic print edition every Wednesday, filled with the quality content you’ve come to expect from this publication.

At the same time, we’re always looking to improve, and you’ll likely see some new features grace our pages as the year rolls on.

With all the changes taking place, there’s no doubt this will be a challenging process. Fortunately, I’ll be assisted by a fantastic editorial and business staff who work hard to put this publication together from scratch each week.

But the real stars of the Times-Delphic are students like you. Each week, dozens of students take the time to report and write on stories and issues that are important to them, providing us with a diverse range of opinions and allowing us to be a true voice for the Drake community.

You can write for us, too—there’s no prerequisite class or grade requirement. You don’t even have to be a student of the J-school.

Stop by our booth at the Activities Fair on Thursday, or send us an email, and we’ll be happy to get you started in the right direction.



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