The Temple News won’t print an edition next week.
This won’t be the last of the semester though. On May 13, we’re printing a summer edition, a return to an old tradition of ours.
It will be the last in what has been a year full of changes by the 86-year-old newspaper serving the broad Temple community.
The year was highlighted by the launch of our long-awaited, independent Web site at www.temple-news.com, filling the role that had been maintained by a college media content management system.
We’ve recommitted ourselves to providing coverage weekly in print, daily online. Since we became weekly in 1996, The Temple News has reconciled with industry trends away from print and with a student body that still overwhelmingly commutes and works. Pick a copy up on Tuesday and check our Web site throughout the week to see the latest. We try to fit your schedule.
Last fall, we launched BroadandCecil.com, our own blog that keeps you connected to Philadelphia’s enormous blog culture, with a Temple feel. We better organized our print and online archives to strengthen our institutional memory, to offer ourselves as a research tool and to ensure we can fully leverage our long history as this university’s paper of record.
We aim to be a primary source for Temple students, parents, professors, staff, alumni and surrounding community members who want to know what is happening in Philadelphia and at Temple that affects us all.
To do that, we have refocused our attention to multimedia, offering video, audio and the photographs that best tell the stories that surround us. We restructured our beat coverage to further improve our own independent research and analysis and broaden the breadth with which we cover this large, comprehensive urban university and its important surroundings.
We’ve established an Ambler bureau to better unite Main Campus with its little sister campus and reached out to our campuses in Tokyo and Rome. Temple is growing, improving and maturing, and we’re thrilled to keep up.
But it starts in print. For nearly 90 years, it has always started in print.
So, we put together a weekly product stuffed with in-depth coverage, bolstered by our daily online coverage.
On May 13, our summer edition will be there for prospective students and Temple visitors to get a better taste of what this university has to offer, one change that is here to stay.