The last month has been an absolute whirlwind, and I’m thankful for the time I have to catch my breath before I have to dive into another publication week. Being the editor of The Record has been so fulfilling. The people that I work with are brilliant. The writers I work with are so eager to report. I converse with people who love the same things that I love every single week — what more could I ask for?
Well, I could ask for an in-house photo studio, I guess.
Just to be clear, I’m not at all ungrateful for the opportunities given to The Record this year — and this specific year, I’m so excited to be able to budget The Record’s allocated money to upgrade our newsroom in ways that will make our journalism stand out among other campus publications. And yes, I’m going to be asking for an in-house photo studio.
I’ve heard comment after gushing comment about how The Record is the best it’s been for years — and it’s music to my ears. I’m so proud of the editors, photographers and writers for making my dream — to make The Record the best it’s ever been — a foreseeable reality this year!
We led the year with this front page design. The Record’s advisor who advised The Record for many years until two years ago told our current advisor that our publication looks the best it’s been for years.
And I’m glad to hear it, because it means that we have been marching towards one of the goals I set at the beginning of the year: to have an increased focus on design and photography. The designers and photographers on staff were eager to sprint towards that goal, and sure enough, we designed an eye-catching, image-centric 12-page publication as our orientation issue, when the norm with The Record has been to publish a small 4-page orientation. I am beyond happy with my staff.
The Record is set to cover good, hard-hitting news with attention to visual presentation and flair. Take a look at our designs this year, and let me know what you think!
You can see more of my designs under the “My Designs” tab, or by clicking here.
The design editors of The Record this year are:
News: Kasia Hiltibran; Features: James Connelly; Intersection: Anabell Castañeda; Voices: Sarah Kenny; Sports: Robert Caldwell*.
*The issues before Issue 3 were designed by Seth Humeniuk.