August 29, 2011 at 4:00 AM
The Daily Collegian's social media is under new management.
To be more accurate, The Daily Collegian's social media is under management.
My name is Julia, and I hold a new position at the Daily Collegian: Social Media Manager.
We've created this position to most effectively deliver news to you through the medium that more and more of you, our readers, are using to learn about what's going on.
My goals are three-fold for this semester:
1. Get the news to you faster.
Every day, our reporters cover tons of events and issues on and around campus, and we want you to have that information at your fingertips, even after you spill coffee on your print copy of the Collegian.
2. Deliver the news with a little bit of personality.
Our staff consists of college students just like you, and we want our Twitter and Facebook feeds to reflect that.
3. Engage with you.
We want to know what you're talking about and what issues you want us to cover. Social media, by nature, is interactive, and we want to interact with you and for you to interact with us. Let us know what you think. Tweet at us. Leave us a comment.
You may have noticed some changes in our Twitter and Facebook pages last week, and those changes have been the result of some strategic planning and a lot of conversations among our Board of Editors. Keep an eye out for more changes to come soon.
Please let us know if you like what we're doing. The Daily Collegian is a paradox - we're a student-run newspaper, but we also work for 40,000 people.
I, for one, am okay with that.