Journalism and reporting is in a state of evolutionary change with most news organizations focusing their efforts on reporting stories online through a website or social media versus printed publications.
This transition are the results of advancing technology and most people preferring to use an electronic device over a print medium to receive information.
The Hornet, Fullerton College’s student run newspaper, will be releasing an app this semester in order to better communicate campus, hot topic and local news efficiently to the entire campus.
Hornet Adviser, Jay Seidel believes that the app will be convenient for the campus community in staying informed and being more connected to the college.
“It will be a resource for students,“ Seidel said. “We will work with Student Services, Cadena Center, financial aid and the [Fullerton College] foundation to let students know about key dates along with a calendar of events and deadlines.”
There will be a soon-to-be scheduled soft launch of the app this semester, available for download on smartphone or tablet through Apple iTunes, with a full launch at the start of the 2015 fall semester.
The Hornet will reduce from a biweekly to a monthly print publication to focus more on creating content for a mobile and online audience. The change will help journalism students learn skills that will make them essential in today’s profession.
An app will also be created for the campus’ Spanish publication La Antorcha to provide relevant information to its local audience.
“With Fullerton College being one of the fastest growing colleges in the country, it is important for The Hornet to find ways to reach its audience in a way that is accessible to all.” Seidel said.
For 93 years The Hornet newspaper, which began as The Weekly Torch, has served as the voice of Fullerton College and remains to be one of the oldest continuous publications in California.
Follow The Hornet on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on the app release date.