Poster by Nick Zalle ’23
By Sergio Arvizu-Rivera ’23 and Ian O’Riley ’24
The Roundup is switching to a mainly online format with fewer print newspapers with new stories every week. To keep up with the changing times and the costs associated with printing newspapers, we will be switching to a majority online format with three large print editions each year.
The cost of printing papers has been steadily rising at about 5% per edition per year compared to just three years ago. The cost of printing will only continue to increase, and the online format is more convenient, efficient, and cost-effective than the print format for quick dissemination of information.
This online format will put out content every week, and it will be more available for people seeking news stories. It is easier for people to access, but the shift to a majority online paper allows for more frequent posting and information.
This change will give the readership a more convenient way to see the content. An online newspaper will also be more readily available and easily accessible for students and alumni to keep up with current events at Brophy.
Parents now have a place where they can read Brophy news anywhere they have an internet connection. Alumni can keep up with our school’s changes as well where they weren’t easily able to access the old print editions.
We would have the ability to post developing stories, in order to get information out to the community effectively.
The Roundup will still be putting out three large print editions at the end of each semester and the conclusion of the summit. These editions will feature our most pressing articles and artistic design on the pages.
Every year, newspapers lay off more and more of their staff. In 2021, Pew Research released data stating that 26% of employment in the newsroom has fallen since 2008. Reporters who stay in the industry are shifting to online newspapers with 10,000 new contributors since 2008. The Roundup is switching to this format to save money and transition with the rest of the industry.
This won’t affect The Roundup’s quality of content or the timeliness of the news stories that it has always put out.