i was recently told that things are different for the kids today who get to put out the news at what once was the greatest party school in america.
and it’s true things are different than when i was there.
first of all there was no internet.
imagine that. imagine having to communicate, research, write, record, and arrange
pretty much by hand
with the help of some very slow and expensive computers and photography equipment.
the phones were landlines and i dont recall there even being an answering machine in the office.
all the lines you see on that page were pasted up by hand. each one has a size.
we used rulers and pens and pencils and paper and we always got the paper out.
on time. the photographers used film that they had to develop and then print, and yet if there was a large gathering on DP after a big basketball game, where couches were lit on fire and the fire was lit on fire, the story was reported, edited, and published, and the photos were too.
you bet your ass things are different today.
today, if they worked together, the college community along with the paper could take the pictures and report and opine and review and video and sneak over some tips and share it on facebook and and and
but just like the 100th monkey said, you gotta lead by example
if i was back in IV writing for the paper, id set up IV Hall Monitors. a few people on each block whose “job” it was to do simple things like take pictures of the block each week, and be available when and if anything went down of note. id have them all share a group twitter account. you wouldnt have to pay these kind souls.
if you love IV it should be an honor to simply report back on your magical block.
id also be all over periscope in a huge way.
not to mention snapchat.