|Editor's Note for Paper 3/22|
|Written by Nico Perrino|
Over the past two years the Indiana Standard has undergone many changes: the entirety of the leadership who helped found the paper have either graduated or no longer work for us, the website has undergone two redesigns, and the editor-in-chief-position has changed hands three different times.
As the new editor-in-chief I intend to continue the Indiana Standard’s culture of change.
Coinciding with the release of this new issue will be the release of a new website layout and mission. Recognizing the deficiencies of the old website, we as a staff have decided to create a new website that will help better connect Hoosiers interested in limited-government politics by including op-eds not only from Indiana University students, but also from students, politicians, and concerned citizens from all across the state of Indiana. In order to help us kick-start this effort I encourage all of our readers to visit our website at IndianaStandard.com and get involved by commenting on and sharing the stories featured on the website. I also urge you to submit letters to the editor. Some of the letters submitted will be included in the actual publication. However, many more will be featured on the website. Please keep in mind that the Indiana Standard has limited space. If you are interested in writing a letter to the editor please limit it to 350 words and do not include any ad hominem attacks. Only respectful letters will be considered.
In addition to a new website, we are also seeking to expand distribution. In the past the Indiana Standard was distributed by hand on street corners and at campus organization meetings, by mail and on the web. Today we are in the process of changing the way we distribute our paper by contacting local business and offering them one free advertisement in the next issue of our publication if they agree to distribute our paper at their store or office for six months. We are also working with the Indiana University administration to secure two bins on campus for our paper.
Finally, we are going to begin writing more stories about local issues. Realizing that anybody can find information on popular national stories on the Internet, our staff has decided to focus for the most part on Indiana University as well as local and state news. In order to better help us achieve this goal, we encourage anybody who may have any interesting story ideas to email them to us. As the majority of us are students at Indiana University, we do not have as much information about what is happening elsewhere in the state, and in many cases depend on you, the reader, to provide us with tips.
Many more exciting changes are in the works, and in the future we will look forward to sharing them with you. Until then enjoy the current issue, and, as always, we encourage you to send us a letter letting us know what you think.