Editors' Blog

Editors' Note

You’re always going to bring the baggage along with you from your past experiences. So we’re not treating this year of The Watch as a clean slate. There’s a reason why two executive members from last year are back. We know we can do better.
We have some cleaning up to do: of The Watch, and of the school. We want to show you what we’re made of, what quality journalism at King’s looks like, and what The Watch can accomplish. Our job is to tell the best stories at King’s.
This means getting back to quality journalism. Simple fact-checking doesn’t cut it anymore. We need detailed, thorough research and collaboration, and the know-how to sort through it all. We need to ask the right questions of the right people, and hold accountable our administration, our councillors and ourselves.
Quality journalism means bringing The Watch back to campus. We’ve opened an office in the Link, next door to the King’s Students’ Union. We now have a newsroom on campus where we can tell the best stories, do the best research and get the most important information to you.
The moment you have a question, a concern or an ass to kick, you’ll know where to find us. Even last weekend, we had people dropping by. Please know, King’s, we’re accountable to you. Join us in our newsroom. We need you if we’re going to take a real stab at the stories that need telling.
King’s is a community of storytellers, whether it’s through reading The Odyssey or acting in a KTS show. The Watch is your venue for storytelling on campus, and we hope you’re ready for the next volume of the best and most relevant stories you’ll read all year.
We leave you for the next four months with the words that have been with The Watch for a very long time:
“But if the watchman see the sword come, and sound not the trumpet, and the people not be warned; if the sword come and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.” Ezekiel 33:6
We will always be the faithful watchman for you, the storytellers of King’s.
Ben Harrison and Rachel Ward

By David J. Shuman

David is the current editor-in-chief of The Watch and writes on student issues and events. Find him on Twitter: @DavidJShuman

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