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This morning I came into this newsroom and got one call regarding our coverage - or lack thereof - of the tragedy at Northern Illinois University. I have also gotten one letter about the issue, so I thought I would address it here, because several readers might have been scratching their heads about why that wasn't front-page news.
On Thursday, Feb. 8, we ran an article based on a report from the Gainesville Police Department about guns painted to look like toys. GPD provided us with a photo, which we ran in the paper and online. As far as we knew, the entire issue was about disguising guns in order to confuse law enforcement.
An observant, if bored, reader e-mailed me last week noting that there seemed to be more spelling errors in the paper as of late. The reader wondered whether it was because of new-semester blues or something along those lines.
Well, my first stimulating albeit frustrating week as managing editor has come to a close. Although the 50-hour workweeks, late nights and massive amounts of paper-shuffling will still take some getting used to - not to mention my rapidly disappearing social life - I am still excited about the opportunity to help set which direction the Alligator heads this semester.
So we just got the first paper of the new semester up. I'm continuing my reign as managing editor / online, but with many of the Web site issues already ironed out, hopefully we'll have more time to work on new features and projects.