The first Football Saturday has passed and undergraduate classes are underway — and that means The Michigan Daily is back for our 124th year of production. I’d like to take a few paragraphs to introduce, or re-introduce, you to the largest student newspaper at the University of Michigan.

The Daily produces five weekly editions, maintains a continuously updated website and is produced entirely by a staff of about 200 University students. The paper has been and will always be editorially independent of the University. There are a few professional staff members who assist our business staff — the students who handle the Daily’s finances and advertising — but students, like myself, are ultimately responsible for all content that goes into print.

With that said, we aim for complete transparency with the community we serve and take responsibility when we break that trust by straying from our mission of fairness and accuracy. Never hesitate to contact me at anweiner@michigandaily.com or @andrewweiner. When we make a mistake, we want to know about it: Send any corrections to corrections@michigandaily.com and we’ll make the change online and run a correction in the next newspaper.

Reading a printed newspaper too old fashioned for you? We’re all over the Internet. Beyond our easy-to-navigate website, we maintain a robust presence on social media at www.twitter.com/MichiganDaily and www.facebook.com/MichiganDaily. This summer, we began uploading each day’s paper to www.issuu.com/MichiganDaily, so you can read the print edition if you can’t grab a copy around Ann Arbor.

This semester is full of changes when it comes to the Daily: We’ve brought back live-blogging a variety of events and games, and now we’re running book reviews with the help of a local bookstore, Literati. And now we’ve spun sports coverage back from our sister site to the main website.

Lastly, we’re always looking for students to join our staff. Check out www.michigandaily.com/join-us to contact any of our editors. The best way to find out if the Daily is for you is to attend a mass meeting in the newsroom at 420 Maynard St. All meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m — we hope to see you there!

  • Thursday, Sept. 12
  • Sunday, Sept. 15
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17
  • Thursday, Sept. 19

We look forward to an exciting semester at the University.

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