Editorial: Journalism matters


by Gunnar Davis, Editor-In-Chief

Journalism is an essential part of the world we live in, maybe now more than ever. But how can that be? Print journalism is supposedly dying, trust in the media is failing, and much of the population uses social media to get their morning news.

So why do young people choose to be journalists? Even more important; why do Simpson College students choose journalism?

I can’t answer for everyone, but I think there is always a story to be told. There is always something happening that needs attention. Whether it’s a breaking news story about Simpson’s President stepping down or a feature story about students studying abroad, both stories needed to be shared.

Now, imagine The Simpsonian never existed. Who would tell you those stories? I imagine it would be similar to the game of telephone. Someone hears one thing from someone they know, and the story gets more and more twisted with each re-telling until nobody is quite sure what the truth is.

The truth.

That’s what we are aiming to be this year at The Simpsonian. We will strive to be honest, factual and an important part of your week on campus. We’ve got a great, young staff that is willing to work hard and bring light to subjects of importance.

Another goal set by our staff is to grow our number of readers. Many students on campus don’t know we even have a print edition of a newspaper. Our staff puts in an abundance of time and effort into each weekly edition, and for that to go unnoticed would be a crime.

Catch members of our staff out and about on campus on Thursdays putting copies of our paper into you, our readers, hands. We want to make sure that you’re up to date with what’s going on around campus.

If you have questions, concerns or even story ideas, we want to know. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us, as we want to learn and grow this year too.

I look forward to this year and I’m excited to show you what we can do.