By Andrew Atallah ’10
Co-Editor in Chief
With most newspapers now online and even more newspapers closing their doors, it is a time of change within the journalism community.
In light of these changes, here at The Roundup we have made some changes of our own.
This year we have put a greater focus on technology and have made several significant advancements in our online distribution.
First and foremost, we have revamped our Web site, roundup.brophyprep.org, with the help of Network Administrator Mr. Wess Housh and Information Technology Administrator Mr. Blair Cook.
The site contains all of the articles and photos from each edition, and is updated with additional news and features regularly.
The Roundup Web site also has audio slide shows which display news articles in a new innovative format. The most recent audio slideshow is titled “Keeping it running 24/7.” These slideshows display multiple pictures that are paired with audio clips which tell the story. Click on the “Multimedia” tab to check them out.
The Roundup also now has a fan page on Facebook where we post announcements about the paper, sports articles, news articles and entertainment articles. Facebook users can add The Brophy Roundup and become a fan, receiving all of our updates.
In order to better inform the sports fans in the community The Roundup also created a Twitter account that provides rapid score updates for all major Brophy sporting events, including football, basketball and baseball. Sideline reporters will post live scores throughout the year.
Our page can be found at www.twitter.com/brophysports and is titled “BrophySports.”
If students cannot attend a game they can check here for periodic score updates during the event. These Twitter updates also feed into our home page where fans can scroll down and watch it live.
Twitter is a free service, and updates can also be delivered to phones as text messages at no additional cost if the user has unlimited texting.
All of these advancements also allow for students to post their opinions in the form of comments and letters to the editor.
It is part of our mission statement to encourage and foster discussion amongst our community. Our news coverage serves to objectively inform readers about the happenings in our community. We hope that our new Web site and Opinions section can offer a forum for the Brophy community to voice their opinions on that news.
In addition to our technological advancements, we have also named three new editors to The Roundup staff. We would like to welcome Photo Editor Ben Jackson ’11 and Sports Editors Ian Beck ’12 and Tyler Scott ’12.