Making the switch: A student news director looks toward a digital future

As “one big news team,” all 54 student reporters work for TCU360 regardless of their story’s medium. Content is published on the website and social media throughout the day, seven days a week. The Daily Skiff, still published Tuesday through Friday, acts as an aggregator of the week’s best content.

The “leadership team” consists of an executive editor (think: editor-in-chief) as well as four other top editors, including myself. Below us, all reporters work in six “teams” — headed by one seasoned reporter — that cover specific topics ranging from public safety to student organizations.

TCU360 Executive Editor Lexy Cruz said the team structure helps rookie reporters get their foot in the door to student media and feel more comfortable in what could be a daunting organization. —USA TODAY College.