I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing winter break along. Since we have returned to Alfred State I am sure many of us are counting down the days till the last day of classes or graduation. I know I am certainly guilty of that. Aside from classes I wanted to take a brief moment to talk about how the Tor Echo has changed in recent weeks.
At the beginning of last semester when I took over the position of Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor I had tweaked the layout a bit and throughout the semester making minor changes. This semester I took it a little bit of a step farther. I started with the header on the front page; I simplified it compared to how it use to be. For the last four years of being a DMA major we have been told numerous times to follow KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). Aside from the major change of the header, a few smaller details would be the page numbers on all but the front and first page and Tor Echo’s info/staff box on the bottom of the second page.
You might be asking so what about the layout changes. Well it’s somewhat of a big deal; designing is always about catching the reader’s eye but also making it so they will keep reading it. Besides all that there is something bigger and better that Tor Echo is starting to do this semester. It seemed with online issues last semester, we weren’t generating a lot of visitors or views on our website. It makes sense, not everyone likes to read on the computer. First, when Tor Echo’s online issues are published, an email will be sent out campus wide, that way everyone knows exactly where to go to see the newest issue. Second. Tor Echo’s PDF’s (whether printed or online) will be available for everyone to view on Issuu (www.issuu.com/torecho). Of course the articles will still be published on our website for those that may be prefer viewing the issue in that form. This is all new to us so there could be some hiccups along the way. If you every had any suggestions for us, you are always welcomed to email us; firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who are interested in joining the newspaper, we meet every Monday at 4 P.M. in the Orvis Conference Room. Student participations is always appriciated!