This year The Edition celebrates 10 years as an independent newspaper, funded by News Society and the Societies office through student contributions. Although we’ve had a turbulent beginning to the start of this academic term, we are finally up and running. Every year up until now, the editorial role of the paper has been filled by a journalism graduate or a masters student.
After being approached about the position ourselves, Nikki Murphy and Dan Grennan had a lot to think about. We are both 3rd year students of journalism and having worked on The Liberty (a local newspaper for The Liberties) previous to this, we knew the challenges and the hard work it would take to run The Edition.
With no-one applying for the editorial role, it was decided there and then that, myself and Dan would not let our student newspaper go. After many discussions with our classmates we formed a dedicated editorial team between us. Any moneys paid to us would be split evenly between us (€100 each).
On the basis of the strength of the team we had worked with on The Liberty we knew we had a solid team with one main focus, to make The Edition as diverse as we could. To work with all departments within the institution that is DIT. To be forever transparent and diverse.
Our aim is to make the paper as inclusive as possible, and our list of 28 contributors reflects this.
After struggling with a arduous handover and no template we are proud to say The Edition in print and online is back in action. A special thanks go to Anita Conway from the Societies office who worked her backside off to make this happen. To News Society and JP Kierans for all his support. To John Kenny for allowing us the use of the LIberty template and all their advice. To Ian Kilroy and Harry Browne for all their advice, and to you our readers who without your student contribution this paper would not be possible.
On behalf of us all here at The Edition.
WE BACK BABY