Back in February, we asked you to participate in a readership survey to gauge the Gazette’s place in the Harvard community. We were overwhelmed by the response.
More than 2,500 people took the time to fill out the form, and 75 percent of you said that the Gazette was a valuable asset to the campus. Thank you.
Based on what we learned from the survey, we are laying plans to build upon this 103-year-old resource that helps knit the campus community together.
When you return in the fall, expect to see a more robust online version of the Gazette, which is already being developed under the direction of our new Digital Communications Director Perry Hewitt, on an updated platform that will enable us to present more multimedia content.
As we move more content online and develop new content for stories better told through new mediums, we will be making adjustments to ensure that the printed and online versions of the newspaper complement one another.
The printed product will become a biweekly publication with more in-depth stories, a new look, and new features focusing on scholarship, campus life, and the faculty and staff who make our University unique.
We also plan to unveil the first University-wide online events calendar next semester, a long overdue community resource that will help us capture and share the amazing array of happenings that occur throughout our community.
So enjoy your summer, and we’ll see you in the fall with a new and improved Gazette!
Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs
Director of News and Media Relations, Harvard News Office