It’s been quite a busy week, and we only had one issue! Here’s a quick look at what’s been going on and what’s coming up…
Wednesday: Last deadline day of the semester
Thursday: Last issue of the semester comes out; Web meeting with adviser, professors and select staffers
Friday: Staff lunch with the Ibis yearbook; design and content meeting with visual journalism professor and Ibis yearbook adviser Randy Stano
Saturday: Day off? Nope. Karyn, Matt, Will and I will be helping out at a Florida Society of Newspaper Editors event happening at the School of Communication.
Sunday: The staff say farewell to outgoing editors Stacey Arnold and Bari Lieberman, introduction of incoming editors and a discussion of deas for next semester
Tuesday: Incoming Sports Editor Matthew Bunch and I meet with Michelle Kaufman, an adjunct professor and Miami Herald sports writer who teaches CNJ 523 Sports Reporting in the spring.
Well, classes have finished and so too has the newspaper. The staff will now start focusing on exams and class papers, then take a month off for winter break. Some of us will surely still be found in the office – a home away from home for some and just a home for others (your’s truly, perhaps).
Please visit TheMiamiHurricane.com to check out the last issue and be sure to pick up a copy of the 28-page print edition as well. This issue is full of great stories:
– News Editor Karyn Meshbane wrote an in-depth feature on the university’s Counseling Center and a news feature story about proposed changes to SAFAC;
– The sports front page features a tribute to former Hurricane safety Sean Taylor;
– Opinion finished the semester with a healthy three pages, which included a staff editorial, cartoon, two letters to the editor, Speak-Up! and four columns;
– EDGE has two noteworthy features, one about the best boutiques for the Miami heat (no, not the basketball team) and another about artist Pablo Cano.
This issue was not only the last of the semester, but also the final one for Sports Editor Stacey Arnold and EDGE Editor Bari Lieberman, who are stepping down as editors. They both will graduate in May and will continue to write for the paper. The Hurricane thanks them for their time and dedication to the paper.
The Miami Hurricane student newspaper is looking to hire a multimedia editor, a paid position that would begin in the spring. This editor would oversee all aspects of multimedia for TheMiamiHurricane.com and work with staff members who are producing multimedia content.
Applicants should be skilled in capturing and editing audio and video. Experience with Final Cut Pro and the ability to to create slideshows with Flash are required.
It also important that candidates be able to be able to complete projects in a timely manner because of twice-weekly deadlines for the Monday and Thursday editions.
Please contact Greg Linch at email@example.com to submit a resume and an electronic portfolio, as well arrange an interview.
I was re-elected as editor in chief of The Miami Hurricane for the spring 2008 semester by the Board of Student Publications. I ran unopposed and was approved by unanimous consent on the morning of Nov. 20.
Nick Maslow, business manager of The Miami Hurricane, was also re-elected by the board.
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