As of 7:30 this morning, I am now noticing the Wildcat's new format. It's still via CollegePublisher, but it's a good improvement. Now to get rid of the ad banners on the right and reclaim the screen space I paid good money for (okay, my parents paid it, but still).
While today's online mailbag contains letters from both yours truly and friend Jacob White, it also has three letters not found in today's print edition, including but not limited to a critical letter from former Matt Van Horn campaign manager Aaron Rottenstein regarding lack of coverage of his campaign.
Jake Lacey / Arizona Daily Wildcat
Of course the Wildcat didn't cover Van Horn. He didn't have any campaign staff dress up like a rapper. How do you expect to gain political office without having a campaign staffer dress like a rapper?
:bangs head on wall:
Clarification: One reader noted to me that I, in fact, did not pay for that screen space occupied by advertisements on the Wildcat website. What I mean is that my computer screen is being occupied by advertisements instead of content, not that I'm paying something to the Wildcat. Thankfully, the Wildcat is financially and editorially independent of the University, which means that it would be very difficult for UA to do anything to the paper if they felt like censoring it, and it's not trying to suck student money in a Union-esque fashion. I'll take the hit for that and make my thoughts more clear next time.