The Veritas News has now officially been online for five days. In those days, I hope you have had the chance to view our site, read some stories, and get acquainted with the new format. As our transition from print to online occurred quickly this semester, I wanted to inform our readers of some of the changes and to help you navigate the Veritas News online easier.
For the remainder of the spring semester, the newspaper will only be published online. For those of you that love the feel of having an actual newspaper in your hands, I apologize. However, being online gives us the opportunity to publish more than ever. Those of you that can part with the physical newspaper and just want the news, you’re in luck. For the rest of this semester, there will be a new online issue each Monday.
In addition to weekly Monday issues, the Veritas will be covering some of the bigger events held on campus more consistently, including sporting events. For example, less than two hours after the conclusion of men’s tennis’ match against Stonehill this past Thursday, a story was up recapping their loss.
If you want to be made aware each time a new story is posted, all you have to do is enter your email in the sidebar on the homepage, or to the right of this story.
In addition, you can also follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to be notified each time a new issue is online or when a new story is posted. You can click the hyperlinks in the previous sentence or find links to our social media accounts in the header and in the sidebar below the subscription box.
If you have ever thought about writing for the Veritas News, think about it no longer—actually do it. If you want to know who is on staff, how to get involved, or how to get in touch with the Veritas, you can find this information on the top right of our site.
Being online also gives us the opportunity to be more interactive with our readers. We want to know what you like about the site, what things you want to see changed, what you want added, etc. Without this input from our readers, we can’t improve our product.
We also want you to continue submitting quick hits. Just because we’re online doesn’t mean all the fun stops here. We plan on posting quick hits every Monday with each new issue, but we can’t post them if you don’t send them in. You don’t even have to take out your phone; just take a look on the right sidebar. While this box is for quick hits and comments are completely anonymous, feel free to put suggestions, dislikes, and other comments in that box. Of course, all quick hits and comments will be read, discussed, and curated before being published on the site.
It’s my hope that this letter has helped get you acquainted with the website more than you were before. Our staff is here to help you and make this transition as easy as possible. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know. We hope you’ll come back every Monday and throughout the week to read about happenings within the Eastern Nazarene College community.