If you’re holding this issue of The Pan American in your hands, first of all, thanks for picking it up our throwback issue, where we paid homage to the design of past The Pan Americans.
However, you’ve only got half the story. The other half can be found online at panamericanonline.com and is told via videos, infographics, photo essays, social media polls and additional articles. Since our 70-year-old paper has adapted this way to better serve readers, it fits that both the print and the online versions should have someone to spearhead them. We will act as Co-Editor-in-Chiefs, one focusing on the website and the other on the print product.
Our hope is that with a leader in each component of the paper, both the print and online presence will continue to flourish.
A flourishing print and online paper is not worth much, however, without readers. You’re already reading this. Good for you. Keep doing what you’re doing. Our culture today unfortunately values quick spurts of ignorance over thought-out knowledge and we refuse to tolerate it. We will continue to do good, solid reporting during this upcoming semester. We will produce more videos, write more stories, take more photos and design more graphics… all for you. And we hope that as a result, the first thing you’ll do after reading this issue is set panamericanonline.com as your homepage.
You can also look forward to tidbits from history throughout the semester, in the run-up to The Pan American’s 70th birthday in September.
So let’s have a great semester.