New Bryan Magazine Comes Out of Student Newspaper, The Triangle – The Triangle
Written by Andrew Johnson, Editor-in-Chief
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – A magazine is in the works thanks to Bryan’s student media team who gathered earlier this semester at the Edney Center in downtown Chattanooga for their planning retreat.
Bryan’s student media post has always been in newspaper form with the name, The triangle. The name will remain, but the format will change.
“We are working on the transition to a news and lifestyle magazine, with a website and a print edition,” said Communication, Media and Culture chairperson Dr Michael R. Finch.
The first edition of the magazine, which will be released towards the end of the semester, will feature articles written throughout the year and a few unique articles written specifically for the magazine.
“It was good to come out of campus and get into a professional setting because these students are doing something that’s an outward looking part of the university and we want it to be professional,” said Dr Finch.
During the meeting, this year’s Triangle staff was chosen. Rylee Evans, a four-year Triangle veteran, was the obvious choice for the editor.
“I am so excited about this team. We have a lot of opportunities to be successful, which is refreshing. Dr. Finch has an experience that could help move the Triangle forward in ways we’ve never had before. I am honored to have been appointed editor and I have big dreams for the Triangle, ”said Evans.
Evans’ right-hand man Andrew Johnson, senior communications officer, will take up the news editor for this semester, but he will rise to the top spot as editor when Evans graduates in December 2021 .
“Andrew and Rylee entered this semester as co-managing editors, so you can only really assign ‘news’ to Andrew knowing that he will be able to work as an editor. next semester, ”said Dr. Finch.
The editorial team will be supported by the initial editorial staff of Tyree Bailey, Amanda Davis, Ashlynn Akiona and Isabelle Hendrich, Cole, although the team will be actively recruiting additional journalists during the semester.
After parking spaces were found, water and snacks were carried up the fifth floor of the Edney building to their corporate center floor, and a pot of coffee was taken. been prepared, Dr. Finch started the retreat with a prayer. Then the retreat unfolded with the normal introductions and icebreakers, followed by a bit of vision and resource sharing from Dr. Finch.
Then, longtime and beloved communications professor Professor Michael Palmer stopped by to share a bit about the history of the Triangle and the importance of stories. The clock struck noon (or so) and the team left for lunch.
Professor Palmer joined the Triangle staff and Dr Finch for lunch on the town at Urban Stack, a burger restaurant in downtown Chattanooga. Members of the retreat said they really enjoyed the food, the conversation and the local atmosphere during lunch.
A lot of content was covered and a huge amount of work done, but the students said they appreciated the opportunity to be there.
After lunch, the retired members returned to the Edney Building to reflect on recruiting strategies and magazine visions. Class rubrics were then created by all of The Triangle staff, led by the editors. Other magazine ideas were presented by all members and advertising possibilities were discussed. The retreat ended with a doxology led by Dr Finch.
“I always try to have fun,” Tyree Bailey said. “I had fun and spent time with you (the staff at Triangle) and what we’re trying to accomplish here.”
Andrew Johnson is a senior at Bryan College and is currently studying for a degree in Communication, Media and Culture. He has worked for The Triangle for 3 years and is the current News Editor. Andrew enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, camping and fishing. He also enjoys studying political science.