Letter from the editor: Welcome back



For 150 years, generations of Indiana Daily Student staffers have made it their mission to bring the news to campus and the Bloomington community. We were there when Herman B Wells took over as president of the University, when the University celebrated its sesquicentennial and for all the NCAA championships. We were there when football Coach Terry Hoeppner died, when Lauren Spierer went missing and when Hannah Wilson was murdered. We’ve been there through it all.

Our online archive and the University’s archive could show all those stories millions of pages the IDS has printed in a century and a half. 

As of this semester, the IDS will cut three days of print in favor of semiweekly printing on Mondays and Thursdays and 24/7 online coverage. Despite the decrease in ink-on-paper news, our coverage will not waver. Our website, idsnews.com, will have fresh stories every day. We are making an active push to meet our audience where they are — social media. 

All of this means we are exploring different forms of storytelling to ensure we are telling all stories the best way we can. The IDS is as dedicated to keeping up our tradition of excellence as we were when we printed five days a week. I would even argue we are perhaps more dedicated. 

We want to deliver the news to our audience — you — where you are. Let us know what you think. Reach out to us with story ideas. This will be an interesting semester inside our newsroom and outside in the world. Let’s tackle it together. 


Jamie Zega, editor-in-chief

Emily Abshire, managing editor

Eman Mozaffar, managing editor of web

Mia Torres, creative director

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