The Chronicle, Duke University’s Student Newspaper, Premieres New Web Platform

According to recent reports, fewer students are packing into Cameron Indoor Stadium to watch Coach K and Duke University basketball.  My guess: They are home scrolling through The Chronicle.  The student newspaper at Duke University has further upped its digital awesomeness, rolling out a new web platform is boldly dubbing “Chron 2.0.

The video below lays out the basics of the site, which “emphasizes visuals and incorporates more interactive features, such as integration with Facebook and Twitter.”

In a related Chronicle story, the paper’s online operations managing director Dean Chen tells Maggie Spini, “What we’re releasing is what . . . the industry generally calls the minimum viable product.  What most products do nowadays, is release the bare minimum to the market, instead of trying to predict what viewers want.”

My Take: Over the past year, the Duke daily has become one of my favorite student press outlets.  The current staff has upped the paper’s editorial A-game to its highest levels yet.  Now, it has a fantastic site to go with it.

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