Joseph Pulitzer once said,
“There is room in this great and growing city for a journal that is dedicated to the cause of the people rather than that of the purse potentates – that will expose all fraud and sham, fight all public evils and abuses-that will sever and battle for the people with earnest sincerity.”
The sole purpose of a newspaper is to provide the public with information they would not find elsewhere. Its loyalty lies with those who remain unaware. Journalism does not aim to please, its goal is to objectively report news and bring forth information that is both accurate and truthful.
As a college newspaper, it is almost impossible to satisfy everyone. Our allegiance is to anyone who seeks to be informed. Sometimes we hit bumps in the road, but we try to use our best judgment while keeping those we serve in mind. This means no matter how controversial a story is, we must cover it. We use only facts, and obtain our information from primary sources.
The Pioneer has come a long way, and we would like it to continue to grow as a reliable source students can count on to obtain news. Our staff works diligently to report important issues objectively, while making the paper interesting and engaging. We are always open to feedback, and encourage readers to submit their ideas and concerns.