The coming of a new year means a new EIC for the Daily 49er.
Disclaimer: This is a response to the article “Letter to the Editor: One drop cap at a time” published on Dec. 4, 2018. Design is important. Design is exciting. Design is complicated. We are grateful to be part of a publication that allows us to bring our creativity to print. While we appreciate the reader’s opinion, some of the observations made do not reflect the actuality of our newspaper. In direct reference to the headline of the letter, “One drop cap at a time,” we acknowledge that when working with drop caps, there is a need to adjust the space between the drop cap and body text. We will ensure to address this issue going forward with our future publications. There is a constant comparison with DIG Magazine, which we encourage you to read since they are our sister publication that also puts out great articles and designs, but it’s important to note that magazine and newspaper designs are vastly different. Magazines have the freedom to utilize spatial creativity and artistry and staying within the margins is not a priority. This past summer, we made the ambitious decision to completely redesign the size and aesthetic of our newspaper. We changed
In design class, we learn that typography is a key element in helping create the identity of any magazine or newspaper. In newspapers, however, it is often left unchecked.
SAN FRANCISCO — The Daily 49er and Dig Magazine took home 16 awards at the California College Media Association competition Saturday night. The winners were announced at CCMA’s annual banquet at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown San Francisco. Dig Magazine won first for Best Magazine Website, Best Magazine Story and Best Magazine Spread in the large school division with student populations above 10,000. The Daily 49er earned first place for Best Breaking News Story for Ariana Sawyer’s story on the settlement of the faculty strike. The news organization also earned top honors for, Best News Video, Best Non-News Video and Best Photo Series. The Daily 49er also placed second for Best Newspaper among large schools. Other winners were The Orion at Chico State, first; The Daily Californian at UC Berkeley, third; and the City on a Hill newspaper at UC Santa Cruz, fourth. “I hate to brag about how proud I am of our staff, but that’s exactly what I am – proud,” said Micayla Vermeeren, Editor in Chief of the Daily 49er. “The quality of content we produced left no doubt that we’d be walking away with the level of recognition we got.” The annual student media contest generates
On a warm April night, a handful of staff members from the Daily 49er sat around tossing out adjectives, waiting for one to land. They laughed while trying to come up with the best description of a friend and team member who will soon be their new leader. A quiet student with an eye for newspaper design, senior journalism major Greg Diaz, 31, will soon take over as editor in chief at the Daily 49er. “A man of mystery, Greg has an aloofness that pairs nicely with his trademark nods and shoulder shrugs,” Amy Patton, the news editor, said. “It gives him a well-earned heir of credibility.” Diaz jumped on board at the Daily 49er in the middle of a multimedia transformation. Starting as an assistant designer for the newspaper, Diaz worked through the long 2014 summer and became print manager in the early part of the fall semester. He embedded himself into the staff slowly; his first day in the newsroom, a little over a year ago, hardly anyone heard him speak. As the weeks of summer warmed up, Diaz did the same. These days, he is friend to many on staff — though the group enjoys teasing him