The Daily Nole

At TDN, The Times They Are A-Changin’

As we approach two years up and operating at The Daily Nole, it’s been a fun ride and we fully expect that to continue. As the year turns to 2018 however, there will be some changes and we wanted you — our readers — to know about firsthand.

Although independent, we feel we’ve accomplished quite a bit over our first two years. We’ve worked hard to provide thoughtful, original Florida State related content on a daily basis; we were also the first to report on transfers of Wilson Bell and Sh’mar Kilby-Lane as well as the academic qualifying of freshmen Khalan Laborn and Tamorrion Terry, not to mention Nate Andrews being given a fifth year of eligibility and most recently, Laborn leaving Shreveport for Virginia, which became “news” several hours later, even if we’re rarely given credit for it.

We’ve provided press coverage of FSU football, men and women’s basketball as well as baseball. We’re still going to report and write about all important FSU athletic news and provide press and relevant coverage. That will continue as the years go on, but one aspect we’re looking to do more of is original reporting and storytelling.


With the cutthroat nature of the media today, one way we plan on separating ourselves from the more established, corporate-backed competition is to really focus on the human interest side of all things FSU related. We plan on working with nonprofits with FSU ties as well as local Seminole clubs to tell stories that matter.

We’ve done some of this in the past like asking former teammates to reflect on the Hall of Fame career of Anquan Boldin, reporting former FSU receiver P.K. Sam’s plan to release a book and detailing former offensive lineman Chad Mavety’s struggles as a life after football became a reality sooner than expected. As time goes by, expect more of this.


Another thing we’re looking to do in the coming years is to build a true FSU community. We’re looking for partnerships to help promote each other in a mutually beneficial way.

This goes back to the tie-ins with nonprofits and Seminole clubs throughout the country. We’re not limiting it to those however. We’re also looking to partner with other organizations that have FSU ties or sell t-shirts or Seminole merchandise, other blogs, fans with YouTube channels or podcasts, archivists, etc.


While making this change, we hope for your involvement. If you’re the owner of a business, the president of a Seminole club or simply have a YouTube channel with video edits, we want to partner with you.

Also, if you know of any former players starting a business, going into coaching, doing some heroic deed, holding an event or anything else that deserves attention, we want to know about it. This doesn’t have to be limited to former players. A good deed where people come together to help a family or a fan would be considered as well.

To conclude, we appreciate you taking the time to read anything we write, whether you love, hate or have mixed feelings about our content. As time goes by, we hope to be one of your go-to places for FSU-related content and we want you to be part of our community.

The changes begin on Jan. 1. With thoughts, suggestions or inquiries, email editor Mike Ferguson at

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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