An Alternative Student Publication

Issue One of The Fine Print

I donít know if itís fair to call what I consider a full-time job my hobby, and Iím not sure if a hobby is supposed to take up the majority of your time. But I love it and some would consider it ďoutsideĒ work, meaning itís not what I should be dedicating my life to but rather something I do on the side.

I am an editor and founder of The Fine Print, a student publication that debuted at the University of Florida in September of 2008. We are a progressive monthly dedicated to in-depth reporting and quality political/social commentary. But mostly, weíre just a bunch of students who care. We feel it is our duty to fill a void thatís been left on campus and to also add to the array of information students are provided with while here.

It's a lot of work publishing a magazine and disseminating 7,000 copies a month. But it's certainly taught me a lot about journalism already. We assembled a motley crew to run The Fine Print, and they look to me as their leader. When they have questions, I'm supposed to have answers. So of course we've made a lot of mistakes. But we've also learned from each and every one of those mistakes, and we're getting better all the time.

For more information about The Fine Print, visit our Web site at www.thefineprintuf.org