AU student newspaper switches to weekly tab
Financial difficulties have pushed the American University student newspaper, the Eagle, to publish just one day a week instead of two this school year.
"While the change is generally unpleasant for The Eagle staff, we hope that printing only once a week will present new opportunities for The Eagle to improve," said editor in chief Charlie Szold in a letter to readers Sunday.
Instead of a traditional broadsheet paper, the Eagle is switching to a tabloid format, which Szold says will give designers more creative freedom. The paper will publish most Tuesdays and will now be delivered by Eagle staffers, rather than an outside service, which should save the paper another "whopping $10,000," according to the letter. The weekly paper will feature more in-depth reporting and more thorough articles, Szold wrote.
Plus, the staff plans to update its Web site constantly each day with breaking and general news stories.
"Instead of focusing most of The Eagle staff's efforts on filling newsprint, we can now focus on doing our primary task -- informing the AU community," Szold wrote.
To read Szold's full letter, click here.
August 20, 2010; 12:10 PM ET
Categories: Campus Media | Tags: American
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