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News 2 Letter from the Editor-in-Chief


Jan. 21, 2014

HAU CHU EDITOR-IN-CHIEF You may have noticed a new dumb, goofy mug perched atop this column. I’m Hau Chu and you may remember me from such bylines as “Arguments for and against the Redskins name change” and other middling sports writings. I was the Sports Editor for Fourth Estate last semester, and you might also notice a few changes in the staff list to the right so I wanted to use most of this space to wax sentimental. I want to thank the outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Colleen Wilson, for the time, care and thoughtfulness she gave to both the former

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Broadside and creating Fourth Estate. While she worked tirelessly, she extended as much time, care and attention to her staff as she did to the paper. If it weren’t for Colleen bringing on a guy who thought he could maybe write a vaguely interesting sports story with no prior newspaper experience before coming to Mason, I would still be trying to find my place in the Mason community. I owe a huge debt to her for trusting in me and for her assistance as I transition into this role. I also wanted to acknowledge the outgoing news editors, Janelle Germanos and Niki Papadogiannakis, for their role in establishing quality content in the news section of Fourth Estate and making the other sections look bad. Both are tireless workers, great writers and better people. I’ll miss bugging them in the office and debating the merits of various breakfast foods. The last person I want to acknowledge is our former copy chief, Jill Carter. While you may not have seen her byline in any of the papers last semester, her voice and tough editing had a hand in nearly every article you read. I would not be a half competent journalistic writer if it weren’t for Jill ripping apart nearly everything I wrote last year.

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Fourth Estate operates as a publication of Broadside. Fourth Estate is printed each Monday for George Mason University and its surrounding Fairfax Community. The editors of Fourth Estate have exclusive authority over the content that is published. There are no outside parties that play a role in the newspaper’s content, and should there be a question or complaint regarding this policy, the Editor-in-Chief should be notified at the email listed above. Fourth Estate is a free publication, limit one copy per person. Additional copies are 25 cents payable to the Office of Student Media. MAIL FOURTH ESTATE GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY MAIL STOP 2C5 4400 UNIVERSITY DRIVE FAIRFAX, VA. 22030 PHONE 7039932950





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While there is a lot of turnover, that isn’t to say that I don’t have all the confidence in the world with our new editors. I think we have assembled some of the most talented student journalists that Mason has to offer, and I look forward to seeing their work continue to evolve. This semester I look to carry on what we started last year and to continue the vision of Fourth Estate. Head to the website for quick-hitting news coverage of Mason and pick up the weekly edition of Fourth Estate as your go-to source for comprehensive coverage of the Mason community provided by students. I can’t promise you, on my end, that every issue is going to go off like gangbusters, but I can tell you that we are putting in the effort every issue to put out something that is worth your time. By the will of Xenu, this might all turn out okay and minimal hair will be pulled out. If not, it’s back to the drawing board to figure out how we can better provide you with higher quality coverage of Mason. Stick with us for the ride, I’ll try and not include a QR code in the future.


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