Dear readers,

Today marks the debut of “For Our Readers,” an online column written by the editors of News for the benefit of, well, our readers. Exploring issues of campus and city journalism, the column will aim to shed light on the decisions we make every night at 202 York St., answer your questions about our coverage and respond to reader concerns about accuracy and fairness.

This column is only a starting point. In the next weeks and months, will begin to center site statistics, featured reader comments and Q&As with the News in one section of the website. Our mission is simple: to make the News’ workings more transparent to the people we serve.

Since our goal is to interact more with you, the readers, please share your thoughts with us by e-mailing We hope to hear from you.

Best wishes,

Vivian Yee

Editor in Chief