On October 29th, more than 30 former Daily Wildcatters visited the newsroom and toured the Student Media facility, including the studios of KAMP Student Radio and UATV3. Current staffers answered questions about the print Wildcat and dailywildcat.com, and showed off their newest digital media tools.
The Daily Wildcat Hall of Fame ceremony has been postponed until next fall, with the goal of having it on the Friday evening of 2017 Homecoming. The university has not yet set the dates for the weekend but we’ll move forward as soon as it has been announced.
Thank you to all who sent in nominations. There are many strong candidates, and the alumni selection committee will move ahead in the next few weeks to finalize the list of honorees.
We are sorry to have to delay the ceremony. This past year has been one of evolution for the Wildcat and all of Student Media, transforming how the newsroom produces and delivers news, how the advertising/marketing staff generates revenue and promotions, and how all our media fit together. It has been an exciting and challenging year, and the work continues.
As alumni and supporters, you are a part of this evolution. Today’s Wildcat is very different from its early days, but also very much the same. Its cornerstone is and has always been the passionate, engaged students who produce editorially-independent news and advertising content. You are the Wildcat.
We are committed to improving our communication and will be sending regular updates over the next year, and hope to see you soon!
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The Wildcat is home to more than 150 passionate, engaged students, each gaining real-world, on-the-job experience as they hone their skills in journalism, sales, marketing, visual arts and more. Their responsibility: To produce daily, unfettered, editorially-independent news and advertising content.
Today’s Daily Wildcat reader expects to receive content 24/7, through multiple channels. This transformation in the delivery of news and advertising means not just keeping up, but staying ahead.
Today’s Daily Wildcat staffers need new and better tools and resources that will help them meet this challenge while giving them experience and inspiration for their future careers.
You can make it happen. Please join the Wildcat Innovation in Media Campaign. With your investment, we will continue to build skills, develop new revenue streams, recruit and retain talented students, and create an inspiring work environment.
Your support will be the foundation for the Wildcat’s future, and will be an enduring link in the Wildcat’s tradition of excellence, both as a news organization and as a launching pad to successful careers.