Proposal

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Introduction

Proposal ID 2015-051
Submitted January 16, 2015
Owner Student_Publications
Department Student Publications
Category Collaborative
Funding Status Fully Funded
Metric Score None

Contacts

Primary
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Diana Kramer
  • Director/Student Publications
  • kramerd@uw.edu
  • 206.543.7666
  • Box 353720
Budget
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Tom Yoo
  • Accounting Supervisor
  • ty6@u.washington.edu
  • 206.685.8449
  • Box 353720
Dean
  • Name
  • Title
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Mailbox
  • Lincoln Johnson
  • Associate Vice President and Director, Student Life and HUB
  • llj@uw.edu
  • 206.221.6323
  • HUB 305F

Descriptions

Abstract

To enhance services for students within Student Publications, we propose the purchase of equipment to support the co-curricular activities offered by The Daily, The Daily Double Shot and an emerging need for video production. The equipment allows us to meet the growing needs of ever-increasing numbers of students, as well as to broaden the offerings under the Student Publications umbrella. The requested equipment includes cameras and equipment for The Daily Double Shot and The Daily.

Students come to us for unique and real-world experience. We have a rich history of providing training to a broad range of students, regardless of how much, or little, they know when they come through our doors. Increasingly we live in a visual world, and students want to learn how to tell visual stories. We are asking for additional photo equipment, because fewer students come to Student Publications with cameras other than their personal cell phones. We want to ensure we can accommodate them.

Category Justification

Student Publications is place of collaboration. Between The Daily, The Daily Double Shot, www.dailyuw.com, and now HUA Voice Radio, we expect students to work together to teach each other and learn how to produce high quality content under deadline, using a broad range of equipment and software.

Background

Students want access to more complex and innovative storytelling skills. We want to accommodate them but are resource constrained. Additional equipment helps to ensure that students are not thwarted by the lack of personal equipment, but can gain valuable and enriching skills by having access to the department's equipment, and our senior, more-experienced student staff members.

Some of the equipment we're requesting is meant to supplement existing equipment that's heavily used and experiencing wear and tear. In the case of computers, we regularly cascade computers to uses requiring less computing speed. For the first time in many years, we're requesting a couple lower-end computers in addition to the powerhouses required for editing high definition video.

Each quarter more students come to us, seeking unique and real-life experience that only occurs here. We anticipate working with more than 160 students this quarter, who will produce content seen and read by thousands of people every day. Additional equipment helps to ensure that students are not thwarted by the lack of personal equipment, but can gain valuable and enriching skills by having access to the department's equipment.

Benefits to Students and the University

There are two aspects to this proposal: One is to enhance opportunities to students interested in producing student media. The other is to enhance the quality of our products for our readers, viewers and listeners. When things work and there are adequate material resources, students' enthusiasm and collaboration drive innovation. What we produce — The Daily, The Daily Double Shot, dailyuw.com, our digital publications and audio productions — all get better. Through the process, more students gain real-world experience that complements their education and qualifies them for better jobs in some aspect of media, if that's their goal.

We also serve as a portal to the University to alumni and others interested in the University and its community. The latest software and hardware creates new opportunity for students to tell stories as complete packages, with print, photo, audio and video components. Better tools will permit them to more fully explore their community, and to tell its stories in more relevant and compelling ways.

Departmental Endorsements

This proposal is endorsed by the Director of Student Publications and by its student leadership, the Editor in Chief and the Advertising Manager, as well as the Executive Producer of The Daily Double Shot.

Installation Timeline

We would be able to procure the equipment within 2 weeks of notification of award. The camera equipment would be made available and put into use immediately.

Resources Provided by Department

Student Publications provides the space, power, connectivity, insurance and maintenance for this equipment. It will secure training for the students, as needed, to successfully operate it to its fullest capability. We also have secure lockers in which to keep the equipment.

Access Restrictions (if any)

This equipment is available to students 24/7, while maintained in a secure location. The cameras and more expensive pieces will be insured against loss and breakage.

Student Endorsements

Dear STF Committee:
As Editor-in-Chief of The Daily, I've seen first hand how crucial it is to have the best equipment possible. Those going into the field of journalism are now expected to have experience and working knowledge of the industry standards, and do more than just write a story. Whether it's producing an audio story, a video story, or taking photographs, it's critical that staff members leave with an understanding of how to do the things that will make them stand out and become successful journalists in the future. To do that, the most up-to-date equipment is a necessity, without question.
- Joe Veyera
Editor in Chief

Items

Group Funded Item Unit price Quantity Subtotal
The Daily Double Shot

27" iMac Editing Station

$3,103.00 2 $6,206.00
Description

27" iMac with Retina 5K display
education pricing at apple.com
Not available from CDWG

4.0 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.4 GHz
16 GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x8 GB RAM
3 TB Fusion Drive
AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4GB GDDR5 graphic card
Wired mouse pad
Wired keyboard
Apple Thunderbolt Cable 2.0 m

Justification

The high definition video that we're editing now for UWTV requires great computing power and speed, as well as a screen that refreshes quickly and cleanly. These two Apple computers have Apple's new retina screen, which will facilitate higher quality production values. With the addition of these two machines, we can cascade two existing Double Shot computers to become design stations at The Daily, freeing them up to uses that require less computing power.

Students have access to 33 computers at Student Publications. We regularly add new ones at the top, then push the rest down. Our oldest computers still in use are late 2006 model iMacs.

The Daily

21" iMac computer

$1,579.00 2 $3,158.00
Description

21" iMac
3.1 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9 GHz
8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
1 TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
Wired Apple mouse
Wired keyboard

Justification

These computers will replace older machines used as editing work stations in The Daily newsroom. The smaller screen size is appropriate for the tasks we're expecting them to do. Adding these computers will free up the current machines so they can go to work in The Daily's advertising department. The 2006-era computers there should be retired as they are underpowered and very slow.

Mac Mini computer

$835.00 2 $1,670.00
Description

Apple Mac Mini computer
Available with education pricing at apple.com
Not available from CDWG

2.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz)
8 GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
1 TB Serial ATA Drive @5400 rpm
Apple HDMI to DVI Adapter
Mini Display Port to DVI Adapter

Justification

Apple Mini computers are a responsible choice for The Daily's copy editors. We have screens, but need additional computers to process the work flow.

Impact C-Stand with sliding leg

$110.81 1 $110.81
Description

Impact C-Stand with Sliding Leg Kit - 11' (Chrome)
www.bhphoto.com
Not available at CDWG

This Impact 40" C Stand with Sliding Leg Kit - 11' (Chrome) is comprised of a C Stand with a unique base with one leg that slides up and down the riser to accommodate uneven terrain. The individual legs positioned at any angle in locations not possible with standard design stands. The included extension grip arm fits neatly into the stand's removable 2.5" grip head allowing you to offset the stand and cantilever flags, gobos or lights out of the way of the action.

Justification

This item would be used in conjunction with our existing and requested equipment. It's more adaptable on uneven terrain than our existing stands due to the sliding leg feature.

Elinchrom 39" Rotalux Deep OctaBox

$280.34 1 $280.34
Description

The Elinchrom Rotalux Deep OctaBox 39" diameter softbox emits a more focused soft light than most OctaBoxes when used with its included inner and outer diffuser. With either, or both of the diffusers removed, this box acts like a super-large reflector for your Elinchrom flash head.

Justification

The lighting accessory would be used with our existing and requested equipment. In particular it would be used with the requested Elinchrom light kit.
www.bhphoto.com
Not available at CDWG

Elinchrom Softlite 27'' Reflector (White)

$245.60 1 $245.60
Description

The Elinchrom Softlite 27" Reflector (White)is a parabolic "Pan" reflector with adjustable deflector shield for eliminating specular light from the flashtube, and re-directing it back into the reflector. It is ideal for portrait and commercial photography where broad, soft, even lighting is required, but has more crispness than a softbox. It includes silver, gold, frosted and white deflectors.

Justification

This item would be used in conjunction with the Elinchrom light kit.
www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Hybrid RX Lead-Gel Battery 1-Light Standard S Kit

$1,537.48 1 $1,537.48
Description

Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Hybrid RX Lead-Gel Battery 1-Light Standard S Kit
www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

The Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Hybrid RX Lead-Gel Battery 1-Light Standard S Kit who requires lightweight, super-fast performance and independence from a direct electrical source. The kit includes a Ranger Quadra Hybrid RX Pack with a Lead-Gel Battery, multi-voltage charger and a small, very lightweight RQ Hybrid (Standard) S flash head.

The Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Hybrid RX Pack delivers an impressive 400W/s of power in a small package that weighs in at only 6.6 lb. Besides power it offers speed and can recycle in 0.41 to 2.26 seconds at 115V at flash durations as short as 1/3,000 sec. with the included RQ Hybrid Standard (S) head. The head comes with a 70 degree umbrella reflector and an LED modeling light that produces the tungsten equivalent of 40W while only drawing 20W. But what's power without control? The Quadra Hybrid has a 6.6 stop power range that's variable in 1/10 stops and can distribute power symmetrically or asymmetrically. It also has a built-in EL-Skyport Receiver with 8 frequency channels that can handle 4 distinct groups of flashes. Purchase of the optional EL-Skyport Speed Transmitter not only allows you to trigger your pack at distances up to 393' but gives you control of power, on/off, modeling light functions and Speed Sync activation. Free software for Mac and PC computers is available when you buy the transmitter, adding additional features such as Flash-Delay for strobing effects. Add an optional USB Wi-Fi module for computer control and software that allows you to use specially designed apps that offer full remote control via your for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Justification

This item completes our lighting request for The Daily. This is very versatile lighting equipment that will enable our photographers to capture better portraits for The Daily. We're requesting this as a Fast Track item because our most experienced photographer knows how to use it. It's important for him to help train our newer photographers in its use, so the knowledge becomes part of the institutional memory of The Daily and effectively passed along.

Elinchrom EL-Skyport RX Trigger Set

$241.50 1 $241.50
Description

Elinchrom's EL-Skyport RX Trigger Set includes a Skyport SPEED Transmitter, 2 ELS RX Transceivers, and a 7.8" (19 cm) sync cord, with which you can change the flash output, and control the modeling light, and flash synchronization on the Style RX 300/600/1200, Digital RX 1200/2400, Ranger RX/Ranger RX Speed/Ranger RX Speed AS (the Ranger battery power pack requires the EL-Skyport Transceiver RX Adapter, 19374).

The RX Trigger Set works at distances up to 196' (60 m) indoors; up to 393' (120 m) outdoors, and up to 1/250s shutter speed. It can control flashes in 4 selectable workgroups, and there are 8 frequency channels. To control all RX functions (such as as Strobing, Counter and more) of Style RX, Ranger RX, Ranger Quadra RX (only Ranger Quadra RX with serial numbers from 4001 onwards) and Digital RX from a computer, the USB Transceiver RX 19354/19348 (not included) and the latest EL Skyport software (not included) are required. With 40-bit security, you get interference-free operation.

The transmitter can synchronize remote flash units when each is fitted with either a "Universal" receiver fitting all flash brands (not included) or the included Transceiver RX (fitting Style RX, Digital RX and Ranger RX units) or units with EL-Skyport Transceiver built-in (BXRi 250/500 & Ranger Quadra AS). The transmitter operates using an internal rechargeable battery that's good for up to 30,000 flashes. The transceiver operates without a battery, drawing power from the strobe it's attached to,

Justification

This item will be used with the Elinchrom light kit. It's a remote trigger set.
www.phphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

Commuter Backpack

$157.31 1 $157.31
Description

Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter Backpack (Black)

The black Airport Commuter Backpack from Think Tank is larger than Think Tank's Airport Essentials Backpack and is sized to hold a pro size DSLR, 4-6 standard zooms, your iPad and 15" laptop. The extra space this bag provides allows you to take along your 400mm f/2.8 attached to the camera body or your 500mm f/4 unattached. Your gear is nested within the supplied padded dividers in any configuration you choose while your computers are tucked safely away in their own separate, zippered lockable compartment.

Overall, the pack is designed for maximum efficiency and portability and meets the needs of the pro shooter who needs a quick access pack that both travels well and is secure. The exterior is made from a combination of ballistic nylon and polyurethane for strength and water-resistance while the inside is nylon with padded closed cell foam dividers. For security, the pack comes with a security cable and lock that can be tied to any solid object such as a reception hall column or fence. This allows you to remove gear knowing that the rest of the pack will remain where you leave it. The strong YKK zippers on the pack can also be locked with user-supplied locks for even more peace of mind.

As part of Think Tank's Airport series, the Airport Commuter makes your traveling life easy and comfortable. There are carry handles on three sides and the adjustable harness comes with beefed up lumbar support and Air Mesh paneling to keep your back cool while on the march. For sheer convenience, the adjustable shoulder straps even have elastic pockets for your iPhone or business cards. The waist belt is removable and can accept Think Tank's optional Pro Speed Belt or Thin Skin Belt that will make portability more comfortable as well as increase your load capacity. Inside, the main flap has see-through laminated mesh pockets for storing everything from memory cards to snacks.

For marginal weather, the pack comes with an easily deployed rain cover. The tripod mounting system places the feet in a side pocket and the head secured with an included strap. While you're on the move, use the side water bottle pocket for instant refreshment without having to stop, remove the entire pack and retrieve liquid.

Justification

This item will be used to protect the requested cameras and lenses while traveling to photo shoots, particularly sporting events which usually require a longer lens.
www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

$1,999.00 1 $1,999.00
Description

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
UD, Super UD and Aspherical Elements
Ultrasonic Focus Motor
Manual Focus Override
Lens Coatings Minimize Ghosting
Highly Resistant to Dust and Water
Fluorine Coating Reduces Smears
9-Blade Circular Diaphragm
Zoom Lock Lever For Safe Transporting

Justification

This item would be used with our existing and requested cameras. We have one of these lenses, and frequently have to rent a second one to photograph sporting events.
www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera Body

$1,748.52 2 $3,497.04
Description

Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera (Body Only)

Designed with a penchant for speed, the EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera from Canon is characterized by its APS-C-sized 20.2MP CMOS sensor, dual DIGIC 6 image processors, and a top continuous shooting rate of 10 fps. Both a 65-point all cross-type phase-detection AF system and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology benefit fast, accurate focusing performance for both optical viewfinder and live view shooting. Additionally, the combination of the dual image processors along with the CMOS sensor also contribute to enhanced low-light sensitivity to a native ISO 16000, which is further expandable to ISO 51200. The 7D Mark II comfortably performs in a range of challenging situations, and while ideally situated as a tool for sports and wildlife photographers, it resides equally as well in the hands of contemporary multimedia image-makers.

Justification

We are requesting 2 cameras. One to replace an older, increasingly unreliable camera body. The second one is make sure incoming photographers have access to equipment. We've been fortunate in that previous photographers arrived with a full complement of equipment. Those people have or are graduating, taking their personal equipment with them. URGENCY FOR FAST TRACK: Potential rebates expire Jan. 31, 2015

www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

Think Tank Camera Bag - Backpack

$112.31 1 $112.31
Description

Think Tank Photo Perception Pro Backpack (Black)

Holds DSLR and Attached Medium Zoom Lens
Padded 15" Laptop/10" Tablet Compartment
Room for 4-5 Additional Lenses/Accessory
Padded Harness with Removable Belt Strap
Stretch Water Bottle/Umbrella Pockets
YKK RC Zippers
Water-Repellent 600 Denier Nylon
Removable Foam Dividers
Front Tripod Attachment
Removable Rain Cover

Justification

This item will be used primarily to sporting events, to safely transport our existing and requested photo equipment. As a backpack, it's especially well-suited to smaller or more lightly built photographers.

www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

Ruggard Rain Cover for DSLR w/lens

$4.31 1 $4.31
Description

Ruggard RC-P18" Rain Cover for DSLR with Lens up to 18" (Pack of 2)

Protects DSLR from Rain, Dust, Mud
Completely See-Through
Full Access to DSLR Controls/Viewfinder
Can Be Used with Lens Hood
Drawstring Closures
Tripod Mountable
Customizable for Camera's Eyepiece

Justification

This item will help protect our requested and existing lenses when shooting outdoors

www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

Nikon Lens Rain Cover (Large)

$84.21 1 $84.21
Description

The large Nikon Lens Rain Cover is designed to protect your NIKKOR 400mm, 500mm, 600mm, 800mm lenses from poor weather conditions, including rain and snow. It features a weatherproof design that closes with hook-and-loop fasteners to secure itself to the lens. It also has a clear section for access to the viewfinder and back of the camera. Additionally, it features a built-in drawstring bag for travel and storage.

Justification

This item will be used to protect requested and existing equipment
www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

Hoya 77mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter

$36.68 2 $73.36
Description

Hoya 77 mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter
Absorbs Ultraviolet Light
3-Layer HMC Multi-Coating
General Protective Filter
Low-Profile Aluminum Frame
High-Transparency Optical Glass

Justification

This equipment will be used to protect our requested lens.
www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

$1,699.00 1 $1,699.00
Description

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

EF Mount L-Series Lens
Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
UD and Three Aspherical Lens Elements
Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
Manual Focus Override
Water and Dust Resistant
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.9'
Truly Circular Diaphragm
82mm Filter Thread Diameter
Lens Hood Included

Justification

This lens would be used with one of the requested cameras. This is a versatile short zoom, used in many situations.

www.bhphoto.com
Not available at CDWG

Hoya UV 82 mm UV filter

$66.05 1 $66.05
Description

Hoya 82mm Ultraviolet UV Haze HD (High Density) Digital Filter

Extra Strong - 4x More Tensile Strength
Multi-Coated - 8 Layers on Each Side
99.35% Light Transmission
Decreases Internal Flare on Sensors
Waterproof, Stain Resistant
Scratch-Resistant - Easy to Clean

Justification

This lens would be used on one of the requested lenses to protect the valuable optic glass in the lens.

www.bhphoto.com
Not available from CDWG

Compact flash cards

$53.45 2 $106.90
Description

SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash Memory Card (160MB/s)

16GB Storage Capacity
Optimized for 4K Video Recording
Up to 160MB/s Read Speed
Up to 150MB/s Write Speed

Justification

This item will be used in our requested cameras.
www.bhphoto.com

Keyboard & mouse

$19.99 4 $79.96
Description

Logitech Desktop MK120

Inexpensive and suitable replacements for broken and damaged keyboards.

Justification

These keyboard + mouse combinations will replace damaged and broken keyboards on existing computers. Inexplicably, some of our keyboards seem to date from the old blue bondi iMac days. Keys stick or are missing.

http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/desktop-mk120?crid=27

The Daily & The Daily Double Shot

Zoom H1 Recorder & Accessory Kit

$114.95 2 $229.90
Description

Zoom H1 Recorder and Accessory Kit
www.bhphoto.com
Not Available on CDWG

The H1 Handy Recorder from Zoom is an easy-to-use, versatile stereo digital audio recorder that fits into the palm of your hand. Following in the footsteps of the popular H2 and H4n, the H1 brings pro-level recording to a more compact and affordable design. Perfect for musicians, journalists, podcasters, and more, the H1 records high-quality WAV and MP3 files to meet any professional need. The H1 has a stereo X/Y microphone configuration that captures perfect stereo images. A built-in speaker lets you listen to your recordings right away.

The H1 records your audio onto easily-found microSD or microSDHC flash memory cards, supporting capacities up to 32GB. A 2GB card is included so you can begin recording right away. The H1 records WAV audio at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz, and MP3 audio at rates up to 320kbps and VBR. The pocket-sized device runs on a single AA battery to provide up to 10 hours of continuous operation.

The accessory package includes a padded carrying case, a tabletop tripod stand, a foam windscreen, a detachable microphone handle, a USB cable, and an AC power adapter.

Justification

This equipment will be used in the field by reporters to more accurately capture information during interviews and meetings, as well as by audio journalists who want to use sound clips in podcasts and other audio recordings.

Student Publications

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

$10,025.00 1 $10,025.00
Description

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite allows readers to download content to their tablet in an e-publication format. The published content is available in the iTunes and Google Play stores.

Justification

We are mid-way through the second year of a 3-year license agreement with Adobe, in which Adobe granted Student Publications an exceptional discount to explore digital publishing options. The normal price is $26,000 per year. The intention is for Student Publications to be able to support this license fee with self-generated advertising and sponsorship dollars, but we are not there yet. We have our first digital publication available in the iTunes and Google Play stores.

We remain committed to producing quality digital publications, which will attract readers and advertisers to this interactive environment that blends the best of video, audio, design and writing to tell stories in a compelling way. We do not anticipate that we will need support in perpetuity, but we are asking for consideration for the coming year.

Server equipment

$3,764.00 1 $3,764.00
Description

Mac Mini
3.0 GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7 (Turbo boost up to 3.5 GHz)
16 GB 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
1 TB fusion drive
Apple HDMI to DVI adapter
Wired mouse and keyboard
Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

External Thunderbolt Storage
Promise Pegasus2 R6 12TB (6x2TB) Thunderbolt 2 RAID System

Justification

With the High Definition video we're shooting, as well as the larger file sizes for still photos, our modest server is struggling. We've compressed and dumped, but a larger server would safeguard our assets. Acquiring a new one would also allow us to repurpose our existing server to work as a font server. The newsroom experiences font conflicts on a regular basis. Putting them all on one server would streamline the work flow and eliminate production problems for the company that prints The Daily.

Education pricing from www.apple.com

Time Capsule

$379.00 1 $379.00
Description

Airport Time Capsule - 3TB
Back up with AirPort Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in OS X. It’s also a full-featured Wi-Fi base station with the latest 802.11ac technology and simultaneous dual-band support. It supports up to 50 users.

Justification

This item would be used in conjunction with the Mac Mini and the Promise Pegasus storage system to complete the backup/server solution for Student Publications.
Apple education pricing

Total requested: $35,727.08

Total funded: $35,727.08

Comments

The Daily provides real world experience for members of the UW community interested in pursuing careers in journalism and writing and I believe these items will allow them to do things more efficiently and create an even better paper and workplace.

-Nathan Taft, Senior, Political Science: International Security

ntaft — January 19, 2015 @ 4:46 p.m.

The Daily is one of the most remarkable presences at the UW, training Pulitzer winners and enriching the journalistic landscape across the nation and world. It is imperative that we fund their equipment and futures.

dtmd — January 19, 2015 @ 4:55 p.m.

Supporting The Daily in enriching student life while maintaining high standards of journalism requires good quality equipment. It is very important to support it as much as possible.

-Arunabh Satpathy, English (Creative Writing)

arunab10 — January 19, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.

The server upgrade would help us avoid bottlenecks that was becoming a problem with growing computing needs and the additional storage would let us store frequently used information on-premise.

Aman Sinha
--Tech Manager

amans20@uw.edu — January 20, 2015 @ 2:11 p.m.

As our coverage expands past text and photo, and into other forms of media, the Daily will need this extra bandwidth to accommodate users.

Student127 — January 20, 2015 @ 5:33 p.m.

It is definitely vital to have as much and as many reliable cameras and photography accessories to offer The Daily's photographers in order to ensure good coverage of any kind of event, in any condition or time. While some of The Daily's photographers do bring their own gear to the job, their personal cameras and accessories will often fall short of professional level equipment in non ideal circumstances (low light, moving subjects, poor weather, etcetc).

woog — January 20, 2015 @ 7:08 p.m.

The Daily and Double Shot provide invaluable, hands on experience for students, training them to become important and capable figures in the media, journalism, and writing fields. Upgrading and expanding the technology at The Daily is vital to maintaining this atmosphere.

ateodoro — January 20, 2015 @ 7:20 p.m.

This equipment would be appreciated and utilized by every photographer/videographer at The Daily and Double Shot. Getting this equipment is necessary to help the publication grow, improve, and continue to be an outstanding place for people to get hands-on experience in journalism and production.

okf11 — January 21, 2015 @ 10:14 a.m.

Having worked for the Daily for three years now I can say from experience that keeping our equipment up to date is paramount to our ability to provide professional looking coverage while also giving hopeful journalists hands on equipment with the technology that they will most likely be using out in the field. This proposal will keep us contemporary and we will continue to give students hands-on experience with the things that they are studying. Thank you.

foxs3 — January 21, 2015 @ 10:56 a.m.

Much of our equipment is severely outdated. As the Advertising Manager of The Daily, this makes working much more difficult, as having faulty technology slows efficiency in the office and lowers employee morale. Having functional technology directly supports students in their efforts to learn new skills that translate to a professional career after graduation, so please pass this grant because it will make a huge difference to many people.

Levi_Logstrom — January 21, 2015 @ 2:21 p.m.

The extra equipment and editing stations are very vital to how quality and efficient The Daily and Double Shot of UW produce their work. If this proposal were to be granted than the offices can expand in membership and reach much larger audiences due to stifled production content. Not to mention that with the new lighting systems our productions will look top notch professional quality!

bosscoa — January 21, 2015 @ 2:38 p.m.

The Daily as a publication is an award winning newspaper with a staff that is always looking to keep up with the trends of the times and stay competitive in the changing landscape of journalism. There's no reason that the Daily's visual departments should be kept away from entering the modern world of visual news. New equipment allows students to learn to use industry standards while producing content that people will want to watch.

sethh3 — January 22, 2015 @ 8:22 p.m.

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