From the Desk of the Editor: The Index is back

After five long, taxing months, your trusty campus newspaper is back and better than ever. The Index will appear as a physical newspaper again this semester, but on a different schedule. We will only produce a new physical issue once a month. But, make sure to stay tuned into our website and social media, as we will publish consistent online and digital content each week. A new issue of The Index will appear on the following dates for the fall semester:

  • Thursday, September 17
  • Thursday, October 22
  • Thursday, November 19

In addition to the monthly newspaper, The Index will publish a weekly newsletter and podcast covering the latest news and events. If you’re not already signed up, you can register for the email newsletter on our website,, so you can have the latest news sent directly to your inbox. On the website you can find daily content, as well as our podcast, which can also be found on Spotify. If social media is more your speed, be sure to follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching, “Truman Index.”

While this schedule is different than what we are accustomed to, we as a staff felt it was a necessary change for the safety of us and the community. By reducing the number of issues we produce we are able to share and create more content remotely. It is the responsibility of everyone in the community to limit their exposure to others right now, and we at The Index are doing our part. Instead of spending each week in the office, we’ll spend more time creating digital content and in-depth stories remotely. When we are in the office, we will still be taking necessary steps to ensure our safety, including wearing face masks, socially distancing our desks and limiting the number of people in the office at one time. 

In the future, I hope we can return to producing more regular issues of the newspaper, but in the meantime we appreciate your commitment to student journalism and The Index. Our mission is to provide the latest news and information, which we will continue to do throughout this uncertain time. We’re here to serve you, no matter what format we’re in.