When asked to write a critique of the Ewha Voice, I realized that I did not have a lot of knowledge about the paper.?o, I thought it would be prudent to look over the critique of the current issue by Lee Eun-u.? believe his points relate to a very central concern for all newspapers including the Ewha Voice?amely, who are you?
Are you a voice for the campus and the community??re you a voice of university policies to the students??re you a voice of pertinent national and international news for students??re you the voice of the students to the administration? Are you all of these voices?
Identity helps define our goals and guide the ways and means to accomplish them.?s an undergraduate at the University of Central Florida, I was the photography editor for two years (and a staff photographer for the previous two) at the Central Florida Future?he student-run campus newspaper.?n that four-year span, the Future went from a mild purveyor of dull stories on campus policies and irrelevant features (?ew dorm room colors brighten up the freshman? to a bold, interactive campus rag that reflected the student body?nd then back again.?ear the end of the bold middle period, the paper lost its funding from the university and had to move its offices off campus?ut readership was never higher than during this period.? can remember seeing students with the Future in hand, arguing over beers at the local pub.
A lot of my ideas for a successful newspaper come from that time.?he Future student-reporters reported necessary campus information accurately and timely, but most of our pages were filled with issues that helped identify and define the real concerns of the students.
A voice in conversation assumes two interlocutors: a speaker and an audience.?f you can define these two, then the Ewha Voice will have found its voice.
- Professor Thomas Webster (English Program Office)