By Paul McCormack
Napier University’s student newspaper, Veritas, will release its 100th issue today ahead of the announcement that Editor-in-chief, Allan Berry has resigned.
The news has prompted the Veritas team to consider re-shaping the conventional management practice to a system where four editors have an equal say in the papers decision making process.
Demian Hobby, Calum D. Liddle, Catie Guitart and Rowan Lear are the four people who will be aiming to take the newspaper forward in this ambitious new proposal.
Editor, Catie Guitart, said: “This semi non-hierarchical arrangement will allow more checks and balances to the dictatorship an editor can sometimes foster. Horizontal decision-making means more voices are heard and taken into account, with the end result being a newspaper that is democratic in its coverage.”
This significant change in management will mark an important week for the newspaper after the milestone of 100 issues was reached today.
The new structure will see Veritas operate under a different outlook as they try to alter the image and content of the paper.
Catie Guitart said, “We are trying to cater for every aspect of a Napier student, rather than condescend to the stereotype of a ‘student’.”
A meeting will commence next Tuesday to confirm these amendments as Veritas looks toward their next 100 issues.