With this February 2010 issue of Vox of Dartmouth, the Office of Public Affairs is concluding the publication’s print edition. This change will enable us to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness by redirecting efforts to digital communications.
|Vox of Dartmouth, April 25, 1983|
This transition has been informed by you, our readers. We know that Vox has many dedicated readers in print. We also know that in the 2008 staff survey, the balance was already tipping toward the web, with 36 percent of respondents preferring Vox in print and 41 percent via email. Saving money by eliminating printed materials is one of the most frequently submitted community suggestions for the Strategic Budget Reduction and Investment process.
In spring term, Public Affairs will debut a robust news website. The online platform will enable us to expand our reach as well as the coverage of faculty and staff for which you currently turn to Vox. It will also facilitate integration of multimedia, reader-generated content, and social media. Up-to-date information on Dartmouth events will continue to be available and searchable on the Dartmouth web calendar, www.dartmouth.edu/~calendar.
Vox’s first issue was published in April 1983, with the aim to “inform the Dartmouth community of what is happening at the College.” Twenty-seven years and four Dartmouth presidents (David T. McLaughlin ’54, Tuck ’55; James O. Freedman, James Wright, and Jim Yong Kim) later, that is still a core part of our purpose.
While we at Vox will miss seeing each new issue come off the press, we are also excited about the freedoms and possibilities of publishing online. We’ll continue to tell Dartmouth’s story, and we look forward to hearing what you think.
Sarah Memmi, editor
Note to paid subscribers: We will be issuing pro-rated refunds for current subscriptions. Thank you for your interest in Vox of Dartmouth. Please call (603) 646-3661 with questions.
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