Here’s our news budget for the week, guys. Got any ideas? E-mail email@example.com.
As the student newspaper of the University of Southern Maine, we are independent of the administration; no one ‘signs off’ on what we write. Our only duty is to report news of note to the students who, in part, fund our operations.
This blog is for them.
We set up The Blotter to be a public forum about the Free Press. Have a gripe or a question for one of our editors or reporters? This is the place to sound off.
We’ll also be posting our budget (the list of stories we’re working on for the next edition) on this blog. If you have any leads or ideas, or if you’re a student and want to report something, comment here or send one of the editors an e-mail.
The purpose of this blog is really to provide a way for our readers to interact with our staff and become part of the news-gathering process. You can still write a letter to the editor, if you’re so inclined, but consider The Blotter a place for discussion.
We have plenty of room at the Free Press if you’re interested in writing, taking photos, shooting and editing video or designing content for the Web. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
I look forward to working with you.
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