Over the summer, while most of the student body was away, we had a trial, with some very interesting outcomes.
For just over two weeks in May, we worked every day to deliver you with the latest news and fresh interesting material for you on our website.
During this trial we also had an image overhaul, which you can now see reflected in this printed version. And the results were positive.
Thanks to your feedback on Twitter and Facebook, together with our own survey, we found that you liked what we did.
So this academic year we decided to attempt what no other Lincoln student publications had: starting September 28th, we will be updating our website daily throughout December and then again from January through May.
If you visit our website daily, you will find the latest news reports from the campus and local area. We will also keep an eye on what the Students’ Union is doing for you and what are the latest sports stories with the athletic societies and local football.
Also starting September 28, our culture, style and lifestyle sections will bring you the latest gigs in Lincoln, student stories and fashionable advice.
Weekly podcasts are on the table as well, and you can check them out on iTunes from October.
“So what will happen with the printed version of The Linc?”, one might ask. “No, we are not scrapping it!” is the answer.
Because we are dedicated to bringing you the latest news every day online, there will be only two other printed editions of The Linc this year: in December, before students go on their holiday and in May, just before many of us will finish their courses at Lincoln.
We hope that you will benefit from our extensive online coverage, which from now on will include more multimedia content along written stories as well.
Even though it’s only September, we are thinking ahead of next year, when a majority of The Linc team will finish their courses here at the university. Due to this, we are now looking to get more people in our team, and to prepare for the transition. And to do that, we need your involvement.
We are looking for talented students, with fresh ideas and a practical sprit to join The Linc and edit the paper the next academic year. If you are one of them, drop us an email.
You might also notice that most of the stories in this issue feature mainly men — so I must assure you this wasn’t intentional. We will endeavour to even the balance in the next issue.
And on a last minute notice, www.thelinc.co.uk has been shortlisted by the Guardian as one of the Best Student Websites in the Guardian Student Media Awards 2009. The awards ceremony takes place on November 25 in London, and that’s when we will find out who all the lucky winners are.
Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to your feedback via email, and I’ll do my best to get back to you swiftly.Tweet