7) Being a Media Group
Stuff Smart Ass Voice Writers Like
Published: Thursday, September 18, 2008
Updated: Thursday, November 5, 2009 16:11
One thing Smart Ass Voice Writers are coming to appreciate this semester is finally being recognized as a Media Group on campus. Nothing brings more satisfaction than hearing that little "Oh, by the way," and knowing that others are finding that our years of hard work just might be worth reading.
I've had a hunch that our writing isn't just crap, contrary to belief, for awhile now. It might have something to do with the dozens of writers we have on our staff, or the fact that I actually enjoy coming to our meetings. But, I think the other Smart Ass Voice Writers have caught onto it, too.
Being a Media Group means we now have a budget. We can host formal dinners at expensive hotels or serve coffee every morning to each crabby student that walks by. We can throw pizza parties or host rock concerts at small venues whenever we want. We can raise money and awareness for The Voice, boosting our popularity and recruiting freshman as we do it.
Or, we can just keep writing articles, for now.
We can keep shooting out ideas for drinking games without outright promoting underage drinking because the reality of it is, people need something to do on a Friday night. We can keep splurging out our anti-feminist views candidly because we know that in actuality, not everyone vouches for ultimate feminism. We can publish articles on why Barack Obama can't be the next president of our country because believe it or not, there still is a Republican party.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word "media" as "communications and organizations." We communicate, and we organize. We can be successful with or without the Media Group title because we know what needs to go into our work to have people read it. We used to be those people, seeking for the news we really want to know. Now we're making a difference, bringing it to the campus one issue at a time.