New newpaper to start soon
3 Questions for either Kate Mahoney of ASA
or Max Morris(Publisher)
or Michael Sheldon (Editor)
1)Where did your money come from? (name of foundation, if any)
2)How much from various sources?(ASA, advertisers, foundation)
3)ERGO connection? (i.e., are they a new activity? Are they inde->
pendent or under the UA? )
By Bill Jackson
A new student newspaper dedicated to "informing people of different points of view" plans to begin publication with an issue on September 12.
The Analyst, which was officially recognized by the Association of Student Activities over the summer, plans to feature news, sports and analysis. Max G. Morris '91, publisher of the new paper, says that "One of the things we don't see in this environment is a balanced viewpoint."
The idea for starting a new campus newspaper came from a core group of friends, said Morris. However, through campus postering and word of mouth, the total number of people who have expressed an interest in the paper now numbers around 20. Initial posters simply said "Challenge the Politically Correct: new campus paper forming," and gave a phone number to contact for information.
"There are about 10 people actively working on the first issue," Morris noted. The group plans to recruit at the Activities Midway tonight as well.
The 11x17-inch, tabloid-style paper will appear around campus on alternate Thursdays. In addition, according to Morris, distribution is planned at Wellesley. "We also plan to test the BU and Harvard markets and see what kind of a response we get," added Morris.
The press run for the first issue is planned at 7000, which would make The Analyst the third largest student paper at MIT. The Tech prints approximately 9000 copies of each issue, and The Thistle estimates an average press run of 8000.
Morris says that the paper plans to aim for "depth, not breadth, of coverage. For example, we might have a sports section covering only one sport in depth."
The paper also plans a variety of arts and music coverage, including book, film and concert reviews. In addition, there are plans to print poetry, fiction and general-interest articles from the MIT community at large.
The long-term editorial goals of the new paper include examination of "social issues in the MIT environment, fundamental issues of MIT and a national and international view of topics," according to Morris.