The Gazette is Memorial’s official news site. It began its print life when Volume 1, No. 1, was published in mimeographed form on Aug. 2, 1968. It was then published biweekly from 1968-69 to 2003-04, and published every three weeks thereafter until its last printed issue rolled off the presses on Jan. 27, 2016.
As of that date, the Gazette made the official leap from a print vehicle to a website only. With the ubiquity of personal handheld devices, we at Marketing & Communications know that the vast majority of our audience is consuming news content online. And for good reason: a digital news site offers incomparable storytelling ability - our stories are now enhanced by video, sound, illustrations and photo essays in addition to compelling text-based narratives - and the potential to reach a worldwide audience, thanks to Memorial’s robust presence on social media channels such as Twitter and Instagram.
A news site does not only allow our contributors to tell stories in an engaging and visually rich medium, it also allows for a responsiveness to the rapidly changing news cycle that a printed newspaper simply cannot provide. This, in addition to supporting Memorial’s sustainability pledge, a sensitivity to cost savings and explicit feedback received from a survey of our readership, made the decision to cease the print version of the Gazette a natural one.
When you visit the site, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss anything. We’ll send Memorial’s best stories and events straight into your inbox every two weeks to keep you up-to-date, plus share them regularly via Facebook and Twitter.
Enjoy! And let us know what you think - we’re all ears.
- Mandy Cook
News editor, Marketing & Communications