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Jim Ryan is a senior studying journalism and political science and editor-in-chief of The Post

From The Editor's Desk: We cover stories that reflect the interests of students

Members of The Post’s editorial board meet to decide what will be featured on the next day’s front page every day at 4:30 p.m.

Over the past several weeks, I’ve noticed a common question arise more and more often during those meetings: “How does this story relate to students?”

Or a variation: “Why should students care?”

With those questions in mind, Post staffers have worked to frame our stories in a manner that makes them of highest impact to students.

Furthermore, we’re striving to fill our website and newspaper with not simply the top news of the day, but the news that best relates to students. There can, I’ve found, be a sizable difference between the two.

This seems incredibly simplistic — The Post is, after all, a campus newspaper — but it has led to us being more choosy about what topics we cover. More about student life, less about the county’s road salt problems, for example.

Thursday’s newspaper was a good display of that approach. Our top three stories were about Athens’ high gas prices, the Halloween Block Party and #HandsUpWalkOut rally. Others included a public-service piece about flu shots and a story about a new bar that is soon to open on Station Street.

That, in my opinion, is a digest of student interest.

Please let us know — by commenting on our social media posts or sending us an email — if you think there’s a topic or event we should be covering. We welcome your feedback.

And as always, thanks for reading.

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