Changes at The Pioneer

Happy fall! Thanks for picking up The Pioneer’s first issue of the 2015-2016 year. We’d like to share a couple of quick updates and projects on the horizon for us as Whitman’s campus newspaper.

First and foremost, we have updated our website. While we loved the previous look and feel of the former whitmanpioneer.com, its uploading system needed some serious care. We are still finishing the final design touches on our new site, and we’d love your feedback. Look for a survey about the design and functionality in an upcoming email.

Projects we’re particularly excited about this fall include the Pio Radio Hour, our podcast-style show that covered everything from marijuana on campus to the history of an old army tank last year. Sophomores Anna Middleton and Andrew Schwartz will continue hosting the show, which will be on Mondays at 9 A.M.

We’re also hoping to invite more feedback and interaction with the Whitman community this year. Focus groups, campus lectures on journalism and current events, and a potential listserv with articles we’re reading are some ideas that the editorial board has been bouncing around. We’d also love to invite more speakers to campus who have interesting stories related to media, and the continuously changing way we interact.

If you ever have anything you’d like to share with us, please do. Send any tips, thoughts, feedback, or other ideas to [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you.

In student journalism we trust,

Sarah Cornett

Editor-in-Chief, 2015-2016

Marra Clay

Publisher, 2015-2016