Letter from the Editor
Hello Washburn community. My name is Abbie Barth, and I am the Editor in Chief of The Washburn Review.
Whether this is your first time picking up the paper or the hundreth, I am excited that you decided to grab a copy and hope that you like what’s inside.
We have made some changes over the summer. For starters, we switched printers, and in doing so changed the width and length of the paper. We also went down from 12 pages to eight, so we had to adjust our sections to fit into the new format. Of course, the most exciting change is that our paper is now in full color. By making this change, we hope to make a paper that is more eye-catching and engaging than ever before.
My mission as the Editor in Chief of this paper is to represent each and every student, organization and activity on campus. I want to share the stories that our readers deserve to hear, inform our readers about activities and news on campus and most importantly, uphold the values that this organization and university share: “Not for ourselves alone.” We are here to ensure that this motto is reflected throughout the community. I want this organization to share the best of Washburn, but also acknowledge the areas where we need to improve.
Since Washburn is a public university, our newsroom is protected under the 1st amendment. This means is that the university cannot stop us from publishing anything and cannot control the information that we publish. Unfortunately, not many national news organizations these days are completely unbiased. Therefore, since we are an independent newsroom, we don’t have to worry about losing our funding. With that being said, our goal as an organization is to share truth free of bias. Our campus is full of diverse opinions, therefore I encourage you to send us a “Letter to the Editor” so we can share yours.
We are founded on the principle of “News that matters to WU.” We publish work by students, for students. So please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any story ideas, ways to improve the paper or any other comments you may have. I would love to hear from you.