From Stephanie Anderson, Adviser, Murray State News
The Murray State News will resume printing of the weekly paper in August when school is back in session. Gage Johnson, who is interning for the Kentucky New Era this summer, is the the new editor-in-chief. We have continued to produce content online throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have a very active following on our social media accounts with over 11,000 followers on our Facebook page alone. We average around 12,000 page views a week on our website, http://thenews.org/.
We are taking steps to ensure we keep our student journalists safe this academic year by staggering office hours, holding meetings virtually and providing hand sanitizer and face masks with our logo on it. It never hurts to do a little self-promotion around campus.
Murray State will begin classes on Aug. Un 17 and conclude on Nov. 20 with graduation for all 2020 graduates on Nov. 21. The University is encouraging a hybrid model of classes between online and in-person. We will follow a similar model in our newsroom.
Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association conference set for late August, virtually
KIPA report: With travel funds depleted and the continued pandemic, the KIPA conference will be held virtually this year. It was slated to be hosted by Murray State University in late August. The advisers are currently working on material for the virtual meeting.