Two years ago, The California Aggie signed a contract with College Publisher – a national online college newspaper content manager – to host The Aggie’s website. This past month, that agreement expired, and we have decided not to renew The Aggie’s contract with College Publisher. Instead, we are proud to present a new Aggie website developed by the student workers of the ASUCD unit Creative Media.
When visiting the new site, what is perhaps most notable is the change in the website’s look. The visual appearance of the website is much more aesthetically appealing and easier to navigate. Furthermore, the move to Creative Media allows for an expansion of its web-based services and features. These include additional article photos, a redesigned opinion section and a complete PDF of the day’s issue. The Aggie has also partnered with student-run AGTV to bring a new video player to the website that will feature the campus television station’s news reports.
While the website is already a vast upgrade from the previous one, more is on the way. In the near future, expanded photo galleries from events will also be added. The Aggie’s daily calendar of events will soon be available online as will its classifieds section. Features of the previous website such as The Aggie’s searchable archives and online subscription service will be temporarily unavailable, but will return in the coming weeks.
On behalf of the entire California Aggie staff, I invite you all to visit the new californiaaggie.com. The Aggie will continue to further develop its online features in the future and use the website to enhance its news coverage. Any feedback and suggestions are welcomed and can be sent to email@example.com.
Editor in Chief