BY Anne Zukowski (’18)
Marywood University’s student-run newspaper, The Wood Word, has some new adjustments on its social media platforms and its website for the new academic school year. It now publishes exclusively online, as of the Spring 2016 semester.
As a newspaper, this bump of being exclusively online actually forced the newspaper staff members to publish campus news sooner after the events or stories happen.
For this semester, The Wood Word is back with a new design presence on its social media platforms and its website.
The Wood Word’s Design Editor, Katlynn Whitaker, a senior graphic design major, shared why now was the right time.
“We needed some modern graphics and images,” said Whitaker.
Ali Sidiki, a senior broadcast journalism major, proposed and designed The Wood Word’s current logo for his senior seminar class project. Sidiki’s whole project showed recommendations for a modern image that the newspaper should follow for branding and sharing the Marywood community news.
“We wanted to change the other graphics and layout of the website to reflect the new logo,” Whitaker added.
Additionally, many of the articles now have a multimedia component produced by either TV-Marywood or The Wood Word’s Multimedia Editor. These are shared on The Wood Word‘s Facebook page and on its website.
Since The Wood Word isn’t limited to publishing quarterly each semester, writers can publish stories faster and with more frequency. This semester, an updated version of the new weekly newsletter with the one top story from each of the five sections (News, Community, Sports, Arts & Entertainment, Opinion/Editorial) is sent to subscribers’ emails. To subscribe to this weekly email to be updated about the biggest stories happening in the Marywood community, visit The Wood Word’s website.
Anne is a junior digital media major. She’s web editor for The Wood Word, promotions director and a disc jockey for 91.7 VMFM, a member of Society for Collegiate Journalists, and news director of TV-Marywood. Twitter: @annezukowski