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    From the newsroom: Media is evolving, and so is the Daily Wildcat

    Look at a timeline of how we used to bring you the news here

    Check out a timeline of how we’re going to bring you the news here

    This week we’re launching a digital redesign. We’ve been changing our online identity little by little already.

    Maybe you’ve noticed. We’re on Facebook more, we have an Instagram, stuff is online before you see it in the print edition, the staff box now has online editors and we’ve got a silly Tumblr. Like I said, small changes.

    Going digital is a move we’ve needed to make for a long time. Online journalism is about more than having a website. It’s about interaction, and we’re pretty excited about that.

    With the relaunch, we’re going to go beyond just giving you compelling campus stories and updates. We want you to know that if there’s something going on that you should know about, we’re going to tell you immediately.

    Being online also allows us to be more available. Digital journalism isn’t just reading articles, it’s a conversation.

    The Wildcat should be a resource for you, a way to connect with your community and stay informed and amused. Here are a few examples of how we’re working to make the Wildcat work for you:

    We’re going to have more content and it’s going to be easier to find.

    Enjoy the Game Freak column you see in the paper? Then you’ll love the blog that will have freshly updated posts about the gaming industry. Want to know about the UA’s inner workings? There’ll be a blog for that called “Inside Admin.” Want to know what the five biggest stories of the day are in the Tucson area? Our online editors will be posting those, too.

    We know many of you aren’t reading the Wildcat in print or on your computer. You’re getting the news on your phone and on a tablet. With our new apps you’ll be able to read the Wildcat more efficiently from those devices and get updates when something important happens. When news breaks, it will actually break — it won’t be something only people that happen to be on the website or Twitter know about.

    Social media
    We’re going to be easier to get a hold of. Some of you have already noticed this.

    Wildcat reader Stephen Karpen was unhappy with the crossword placement, so he sent us messages and photos on Facebook expressing his frustration (you can see his posts at We listened, wrote back and are trying to be more conscious of crossword placement. Does it seem like a silly issue? Maybe. But the crossword is an important part of Karpen’s morning and what’s important to our readers is important to us.

    We’re going to be reaching out more on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest. We hope you’ll do the same.

    — Bethany Barnes is the managing editor and readers’ representative for the Arizona Daily Wildcat. She can be reached at maned@wildcat.arizona.eduor or on Twitter via @BetsBarnes.

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