Editorial In Focus Opinions

From the editors

(Photo: Kristen Thompson)
(Photo: Kristen Thompson)

We feel that there’s something that the King’s community needs to be reminded of:
This is your magazine.
We’ve been very surprised over the last couple months by the generally low interest we’ve been getting from writers. It’s especially odd considering such a large portion of our students are writers and journalists.
If this decline in interested writers continues we are afraid that we won’t be able to provide a diverse representation of the King’s community within our publication.
So why Should you care?
Did you know that all students pay a $12 levy to the Watch every year? This means that our tuition is what is allowing the magazine to run every month.
Part of what this funding does is it allows us to pay our writers and photographers for all of their work. This means that by writing just one story for us, you make back almost the en- tire levy fee that you paid.
After that you are literally earning money for your work as a writer.
Aside from the cash, your submissions to the magazine will allow you to build up a portfolio and gain experience for your resume.
We want to be able to provide the community with more than just an adequate magazine, and we are not able to do that without the help of the students.
Despite the fact that you have additional publications in the area to write for, this is the one that belongs to you and only you.
The Watch has been and will remain to be uniquely King’s. It’s up to you to help it stay that way. |w
– Kristen and Avi

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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