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Letter from the Editor: Celebrating 135 years of The Daily

Tyler Pager, Editor in Chief

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In 1964, The Daily uncovered Northwestern’s Office of Admission had a quota for the number of Jewish students it would admit. The reporting led to the end of the quota.

This legacy of impactful reporting continues to drive The Daily’s mission of serving as the primary news source for both the NU and Evanston communities.

As Thursday marks The Daily’s 135th year, this commitment remains unchanged. The way we tell stories, however, continues to evolve. We recognize the necessity of utilizing multiple platforms to supplement our daily print edition to provide the most compelling content for our readers.

Therefore, as we celebrate 135 years, I’m excited to announce new initiatives to improve our digital presence and reach a wider and more diverse audience.

We created an audio desk that is spearheading weekly podcasts and audio storytelling. Tune in every weekend for “The Weekly,” our news podcast that recaps the biggest stories of the week. During the week, we publish “Wildcat Extra,” our sports podcast with news and analysis on NU’s 19 varsity teams. With these podcasts, we hope to provide alternative ways for members of the community to engage with our content.  Additionally, we relaunched our video desk to enrich our visual storytelling. These videos will complement our news coverage across all desks.

I hope our efforts to expand The Daily’s digital presence allow us to reach more readers and to enhance our coverage of the university and the city.

Email: tylerpager2017@u.northwestern.edu
Twitter: @tylerpager

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