After 120 Years, Arizona State University Stops Printing Newspaper, Moves to Digital Platform
TEMPE, AZ—August 1, 2014—After more than 120 years, Arizona State University has stopped printing the print section of its newspaper, The State Press, and has moved to a completely digital platform, reported the azcentral.com.
In the past three years, the company has made several changes to keep up with the latest media trends, such as moving from a broadsheet to tabloid design, completely redesigning its Website, and moving the print section from a daily paper to a weekly paper. The newspaper reported a significant amount of online readership that tripled the readers who read the printed version.
According to azcentral.com, the newspaper plans to add documentary-style reporting, short videos, photos and graphics.
"At The State Press, we want to give you endless access to information about what's going on around you. But starting in August, you won't get ink-smudged fingers while you're doing it...By no means does this mean we're disappearing from your life into an abyss of Internet cats and Buzzfeed quizzes," the editorial board said.