What to expect from The Voyager in 2019
by Tyler Wood
Well Argos, we’ve made it through another year. It was an exciting one for The Voyager and our staff. Our Spring editor, Alicia Adams, graduated in May and accepted a full-time position with the Northwest Florida Daily News. Our Fall editor, Morgan Givens, won second place in sports photography at the 2018 Southeast Journalism Conference and is now the University and Sports Photographer for UWF.
Our adviser, Willie Tubbs, is now in his fourth semester with The Voyager, and we’ve made strides since his first days here in 2017. When he met the members of his first staff, he was surprised to find two lone faces in the classroom. He scrambled to put together a staff of six writers. Now, we have 18, more than any other staff in The Voyager’s 51-year history.
Unfortunately, our readers weren’t able to find our work on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook for the past several months. As the editor, I vow to change that. Whenever a story is published on our site, we’ll tweet a link to one of our many followers so they can stay up to date on all the happenings at and around UWF. (In case you haven’t followed us yet, our Twitter is @uwfvoyager.)
A staff this size allows us to cover more events, which benefits you, the reader. You can expect to see 15 or more quality stories each and every week, including UWF sports, campus life, student government, arts, entertainment, features and Greek life.
The Voyager will be sending two staff members to the 2019 S.E.J.C. in February to compete in on-site competitions. Our website will be up for some awards, as will several of our writers from the past year.
As we progress through 2019 together, our staff is dedicated to making the weeks and months ahead a joy for everyone who reads our online publications. In April, we’ll publish our biannual print edition full of interesting stories and features, each centered around our university.
Until then, we hope you enjoy our online publication. If you have a story you’d like us to explore, please contact us. We’d be happy to publish features on anything that is of interest to our readers.
On behalf of the entire staff, thank you for being a loyal reader of The Voyager. We look forward to producing the best content possible as we embark on another year of pursuing excellence in our journalistic work.