Fostering Community Online
Monday, April 5th, 2010
Our website will launch as an online version of our print content. Out initial goal is to expand our readership to the university's alumni base, and to our readers who live off-campus--not only across the city, but across the nation.
In addition to an expanded readership, the Web also offers us an inlet for direct feedback--a channel of communication that we vow to pay close attention to.
Since our last call for suggestions and complaints, we've only received one letter. None of us at the Free Press is surprised. Though it pains us to say so, for too many of us the distance between an article in print and an e-mail response is too much to consider. So instead of waiting for nonexistent letters, we're adapting. On the site, post a thought and you will be heard, not only by the Free Press, but by your peers.
Some may say The New School has had enough contention to last us a while. Others say we're too divided to get along, to even have a discourse. Still others call for equal representation of all subcultures, but are too fearful, lazy, or autonomous to work toward that mission. We, however, believe that we can all come together on common ground--online. We will identify common plights, and put all of our heads together to find reasonable solutions. Your complaints that seem to fall on deaf ears will be heard, and your endeavors that can't seem to find legs will be seen through.
In a school where community has never been priority, where the individual outweighs the group, and where too few classroom debates ever extend beyond the elevator, the NSFP's comment boards will encourage real dialogue and discussion.
Our inbox may be empty now, but we look forward to a provocative, engaging, and anything but boring comments section on our new website.
Now, though it may not seem like it immediately, this website is our future. While we have a fairly simple set of resources at the moment, we are recruiting (this means you!) and developing a strong team of reporters who are well-versed in all things multimedia, from video to audio to flash to
It may feel strange in this day and age to be reading this on paper.
web is essential
putting aside the advertising debate
hearing yes and seeing no
There's red tape at every university, to be sure, but here at Lang we are promised TK and TK daily. As administrators smile and nod at every request--Lang seems to be a place for yes men.
But come time to deliver the goods, and the sack is empty.
The New School Free Press has been fighting for a website for a long time now, and after a few designers and more than enough meetings, it looks like it will launch with the next issue.
But the battle has been constantly uphill with next to no support
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