Welcome from the new Editor-in-Chief
Published: Sunday, May 13, 2012
Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012 09:05
Working at the Central Florida Future has been the highlight of my college experience. For the past two years, I’ve been working behind the scenes, and I’m proud to say that my time has finally come to step up and take over as editor-in-chief.
During my time at the Future I’ve served as a writer, copy editor, opinions editor and online editor. You may not recognize my name or face, but I’ve covered everything from Student Government Association meetings to breaking news, and chances are you’ve read something I’ve written.
This job has made me feel as though I’ve made a difference in the UCF community, and every time I see someone on campus flipping through a copy of the paper I can’t help but feel a swell of pride. We put a lot of hard work into our product and to see it being enjoyed makes it all worthwhile.
Remember that although the Future is privately owned by Gannett, the same company that owns USA Today, our main goal has always been and will always be to provide the UCF community with relevant, interesting news. Because we are privately owned, we have more freedom to scrutinize UCF and its practices when necessary.
In order to best serve our readers, we ask that you reach out to us with your questions and concerns. All of the editors are more than willing to accept press releases, address concerns and follow up on news tips. All of our contact information, including mine, can be found on our website centralfloridafuture.com and on page A2 of the print edition.
We try our best to be approachable and accessible, and we encourage our readers to reach out to us.
At the same time, we are still students and we do make mistakes. Typos and other errors are both embarrassing and unfortunate, but know that even The New York Times and other esteemed publications have their slipups. We hope that when and if these mistakes occur, they don’t detract from your overall opinion of our paper.
My coworkers and I have some great changes in the works for this summer, including a much-needed website redesign, so be sure to keep up with us in print and online.
Thank you to all of our new and loyal readers. We hope that you appreciate all the upcoming improvements we have planned, and we hope you continue to make us your first source for UCF news.