By Mackenzie Clark
Welcome to The Campus Ledger 2012-2013. As The Ledger’s editor-in-chief, I want to explain my intentions for your campus newspaper.
Our job is to report facts accurately and track down stories we believe will be pertinent to the student body. Of course, this means that we need your feedback. If we’re missing something that you feel we ought to cover, please let me know.
We are not a public relations outlet of the college. We intend to report on both positive and negative decisions the administration make.
Our job is to hold those in power accountable for their actions, which you will see frequently in upcoming issues.
We are also expanding our online coverage. You can expect to see more breaking news and frequent online-exclusive articles. The website is still under construction but we have made great strides in the past couple of weeks.
At The Campus Ledger, we fully believe in our rights of freedom of speech and press and intend to utilize them to their fullest extent.
My colleagues in the Student News Center and I are in the process of drafting a resolution that we hope all college administrators and the Board of Trustees will agree to sign. This resolution will confirm that they believe in our freedom to operate as an entirely student-run publication and that they will not attempt to censor us at any time.
As always, we will be willing to accept criticism and advice. But I call upon all administrators to guarantee in writing that they believe in our freedom as strongly as we do.
The Ledger will report on the outcome of this resolution in coming issues.
CONTACT MACKENZIE CLARK, EDITOR-IN- CHIEF, AT MCLARK68@JCCC.EDU.