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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

An illustration of hand turning a page of a print edition of WSN. The image on the front page is a smaller version of that illustration, suggesting infinite recursion.

Letter from the editor: On transition

Transitions are perpetual, uncomfortable and inevitable. Meet WSN's new editor-in-chief.
By Alex Tey, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2022

Dear readers, This is a strange time to be attending college. Last spring was mostly online, last fall was mostly in person, and now we’re in this in-between zone where...

WSN is undergoing a regeneration. We are more committed than ever to providing the truth to the students of New York University. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Letter from the editor: on regeneration

Welcome to Washington Square News, NYU’s independent undergraduate newspaper.
By Ashley Wu, Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2021

Dear Readers, A few weeks ago, I lost my notebook. It was a wire bound notebook from Muji that I wrote in almost every day. Powered by thoughts, drawings and bad jokes, the...

(Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Letter from the Editor: Why is WSN Coming Back?

Given the number of issues we had, why have we returned to the newspaper?
By Alexandria Johnson, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2021

Dear readers,  After we resigned last fall, it is no surprise that people are wondering why the newspaper has returned. As one of the three deputy managing editors who signed...

(Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge)

We’re Resigning from WSN. Here’s Why.

We are now publicizing the grievances that led us all to this decision.
By WSN Staff September 28, 2020

We, the undersigned WSN Fall 2020 Editorial Staff, have collectively decided to resign from Washington Square News, effective immediately. This was extensively deliberated in collaboration...

Navigating the Coronavirus as Student Journalists

Navigating the Coronavirus as Student Journalists

Much like the rest of the country and the world, WSN has been severely impacted by the outbreak of the global pandemic. As an essential service, our work still continues.
By Cole Stallone, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2020

Dear readers, At times, it feels like words aren’t enough to describe what’s happening. On one hand, it’s almost as if life has been put on pause in the midst of the crisis,...

The Growing Necessity of Student Journalism

The Growing Necessity of Student Journalism

Student journalists will be the ones to tell the stories that need to be heard in the face of the declining industry. Meet WSN’s new Editor-in-Chief for 2020.
By Cole Stallone, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2020

Dear readers, The journalism industry is in a troubling state. In the last 10 years, jobs in the industry have decreased by 25% and over the next 10 years, jobs are expected...

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How the Journalism Industry Obstructs Lower Income People

As with many careers, starting as a reporter can come with a high price tag, and it disproportionately keeps lower income people of color out.
By Sakshi Venkatraman, Editor-in-Chief September 3, 2019

When I first got started in journalism, I was 14, and I thought putting pen to paper and furiously writing two articles a week would be enough to get me to The New York Times one...

Preparing to Lead WSN Through Journalism’s Darkest Days

Preparing to Lead WSN Through Journalism’s Darkest Days

Meet WSN’s new editor-in-chief for 2019.
By Sakshi Venkatraman, Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2019

Dear NYU, This has been a depressing week in the journalism world. Within just a few days, 1,000 reporters were fired from various news organizations, including BuzzFeed and Gannett....

A Thank You to Dr. Blasey Ford

A Thank You to Dr. Blasey Ford

Despite a disheartening decision by the U.S. government to appoint Brett Kavanaugh, the Opinion Desk would like to formally thank Dr. Blasey Ford for her unwavering stance despite the opposition.
By Hanna Khosravi, Deputy Opinion Editor October 15, 2018

Dear Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Here at the Opinion Desk, we have dedicated a significant amount of our content to your story. And in light of now Supreme Court Justice Brett...

Letter From the Editor: College Newspapers Are Dying, Let’s Save Them

Letter From the Editor: College Newspapers Are Dying, Let’s Save Them

By Jemima McEvoy, Editor-in-Chief April 25, 2018
WSN's Editor-in-Chief Jemima McEvoy chimes in on the #SaveStudentNewsrooms movement and discusses the impact of changes in media dissemination on WSN.