TALLAHASSEE Fla. (WTXL) — The FAMUAN, Florida A&M University’s award-winning student newspaper, will no longer be printed. Instead, it will become a digital-only publication.
FAMU is not the only HBCU adopting the idea of having a paperless newspaper product. Ann Kimbrough, dean of FAMU’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, says she’s looking forward to the change.
“When I heard about the proposal for all-digital, I knew it was a pretty wise decision following industry practices of late,” Kimbrough said.
The FAMUAN has experienced recent cutbacks last fall, going from twice a week publications, to only once a week. Although becoming a strictly digital-only newspaper, there will continue to be printed copies for homecoming and graduation, along with special events.
The university hopes that making this decision will help to save them money in the long run.