The University’s student-run weekly newspaper, The Beacon, has announced that all content will be available exclusively online and the print edition will be eliminated starting in the 2016-2017 academic year.
Last fall, The Beacon launched a mobile app, and the newly redesigned website racked up more than 215,000 page views between October 1, 2014 and October 3 of this year. In contrast, The Beacon distributes 1,750 printed copies on campus and to home-delivery subscribers each week. This semester, the weekly print edition reduced its page count from 16 to 12 to further focus on digital coverage.
To produce the print edition, the editorial board spends roughly 40 hours a week working on layout and design. By being exclusively online, Beacon staff will have more time to focus on content creation.
For more information contact Nancy Copic, student activities, at 7470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.