Georgia’s Red & Black Student Newspaper Premieres First Magazine Edition Online

As part of its dramatic transformation, The Red & Black at the University of Georgia launched a monthly magazine edition this semester known simply by the punctuation mark &.  The first issue of the 32-page full-color glossy mag unveiled itself in print a few weeks back, according to faculty adviser Ed Morales, but made its web debut today.

It’s definitely football heavy, appropriate given the season– UGA quarterback Aaron Murray adorns the cover and a few features inside, along with a gameday fashion spread and a separate “self-professed nerd’s guide to escaping the chaos” of the Saturday home games.

As I reported late last month for PBS MediaShift, Red & Black, one of the largest and most-feted college newspapers in the country, dropped a bombshell on its readers and the student journalism community this fall by announcing a trio of big changes: a switch from a daily to weekly print edition; a digital-first publishing focus; and the introduction of &.

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  1. […] Media Matters has a good post on the changes. I will be looking more closely at the R & B in a weekend post. Share […]