Indiana Daily Student

IDS Listening Tour

IDS editors are coming to you

Well everyone, it's about that time again. You know, the time for us editors to leave the confines of Ernie Pyle Hall and venture into the wilds of this Bloomington campus. \nOh, you don't know what I'm talking about. It's the IDS Listening Tour.\n Our second year of tours is getting ready to commence, but there is still one thing missing.\nYou. \n As loyal or disgusted readers of this paper, you -- the readers -- are our best source of input. The IDS is your student newspaper, and we would like to hear your feedback about it, both positive and negative. Don't worry. We've been through this once before and are prepared for praise, yelling and indifference.\nThis past spring, other IDS editors and I met with various students, campus organizations, community members, faculty and administrators. But we didn't get to talk to everyone, and we would like to revisit some groups.\nAs plans for this semester's tour begin, I would like to cordially invite you to involve yourself. If you or your group would like to meet with IDS representatives, send me an e-mail at gczark@indiana.edu or call the newsroom at 855-0760. We'll arrange an appropriate and convenient time. No group is too large or small.\nFeedback is not the only thing we are soliciting from around the campus. We are also in search of new employees. The IDS constantly hires and looks for new talent, whether on the editorial, new media, visual, marketing or advertising side.\nApplications are available in the newsroom in Ernie Pyle 120 next to the Indiana Memorial Union on Seventh Avenue. We remain in hot pursuit of story ideas and love to report breaking news. If you have an idea or see something happening you would like to appear in the pages of the IDS, drop us a line again at 855-0760 or e-mail us at letters@indiana.edu.\n We were created in 1867, and we are both editorially and financially independent of the University. We pay for staff salaries, travel expenses, printing costs and every other monetary aspect that goes into our daily production through the sale of advertisements, which are sold by students.\nOur editor in chief is a student who is selected by a publications board composed of students, faculty and professional journalists. \nOur age, independence from the University and the fact that we are 100 percent student-run makes this $2 million operation different from most other college newspapers.\nFor 133 years, the IDS has been bringing news to its readers and recording some of the most important issues of our time. From the days following Lincoln's presidency to both World Wars, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hoosiers' 1987 NCAA basketball win and the loss of University Chancellor Herman B Wells, we have been striving to inform our readers.\nWe hope to continue this mission for another 133 years, but we are asking for your help to do it. So, make an appointment for a listening tour stop or join one of our staffs. \nAre you ready? We are.

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