When I first became a journalist in 1990, we wrote a story, took a picture and published it. Then in the late 1990s, the Internet became a factor so we wrote a story, took a photo, published it in print and then published it on the Web.
By the mid-2000s, we were publishing stories and photos on the Web first, updating the content multiple times online and then turning a story for print. We added videos, photo galleries, podcasts, online quizzes and blogs. By 2010, we were doing all of this and then advertising it on Facebook and Twitter.
Now it’s all about mobile devices. We have to do all of the above and make it available to people in the format in which they want to read it. After all, our goal is to keep you informed about your university, so it’s our job to make it easy for you to get the information.
That is why we are proud to announce the tablet version of The University Magazine for the iPad, Kindle Fire and Nexus 7.
The tablet version includes extra content, such as videos, photo galleries and hyperlinks. We at University News Services felt it was important to launch the free app on several devices because we know our alumni, students, faculty and staff keep up with the latest technology trends. We also are testing an iPhone version. (Download it from the App Store and take a look.)
Like the print edition, the tablet version of the magazine comes out three times a year. The spring 2012 and fall 2012 issues are currently available in the Apple, Amazon and Google app stores and the winter issue will be out the week of Thanksgiving.
Download the app and let us know what you think. Send comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading.