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October 27, 2009

Student Newspaper the Voice Is Now sfctoday.com

Students Leave Newsprint Behind for Digital Future

Leaving print behind and moving entirely online, the St. Francis College student newspaper, The Voice is now sfctoday.com.

"Print is becoming more anachronistic in news media as each day passes,” said St. Francis College student and Editor in Charge Kevin Korber. “Running a monthly printed newspaper, while it was a great experience, is simply no longer efficient enough to provide St. Francis' student body with the up-to-date information that they deserve. With this website, we can provide timely news without having to worry about printing costs, shipping problems, and typos that end up being preserved for posterity in print.

The site went live just one week ago and is being updated on a regular basis by a team of about 20 St Francis reporters and photographers led by Korber, Theresa Romano, Steven Romano, Nigel Byam and Luke Martino.

"sfctoday.com is a fantastic opportunity for all students to show they can write and tell stories through words and pictures,” said St Francis Communications Professor Mark McSherry, a veteran reporter and editor who oversaw the re-launch. “Students should grab this chance to show the world what they can do.”

“I'm very excited about where the students can take this revamped school newspaper and how it can help us develop the skills necessary to find jobs in the modern news media workplace," Korber added.

"Web sites like this are read around the world by alumni, many of whom are now in powerful and influential positions, and looking to hire,” added McSherry who also runs local online newspaper brooklyntoday.info. “Clippings and examples of work from a student newspaper or website can really help a career. They really get you noticed and help your talent shine."

Send any stories or story ideas to [email protected].

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.
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