Editor’s Note:

The one from 30,000 feet

By Eric Long, Editor-in-Chief

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I wrote this on an airplane, or – as my chief copy editor called it – a tube of circulated air from Austin, Texas, to Seattle. After delays, flaring tempers and a few hours of sitting in the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the group of eight editors from The Easterner that went to the 2015 ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Austin finally got on a flight which brought the group at least back to its home state. If you’re reading this, we also made it back to Cheney and printed a paper.

For those who don’t know, the conference is four days of nerding out on everything journalism and media related in the collegiate sphere.

We learned a lot from the conference and will show it in the future copies of The Easterner.

Looking down at the tiny lights miles below this plane, I always remember there’s a whole world of news to cover, and The Easterner only covers a tiny fraction of that world. There is no reason The Easterner can’t give its readers the best stories and the best coverage.

Everybody has to wake up, and I think we’ve done just that.

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