Grace College Student Newspaper “The Sounding Board” Launches Online Website
The Sounding Board, the weekly student newspaper of Grace College, launched their own website, gcsbnews.com.
The website features a digital version of each Sounding Board issue and in the future will include other multimedia platforms such as slideshows, and video interviews. Users have the opportunity to comment on articles as well as submit letters to the editor for publication.
Users can browse through articles in campus news, community, perspectives, arts and culture, and sports.
The goal of the website is to reach Grace students in other platforms beyond the print form. “We want to engage students through videos, photos, and interviews,” said Octavia Lehman, the editor-in-chief of the Sounding Board.
“The newspaper is student-run and we want to continue to create conversations about what matters to our student body, and the digital format offers more options to do so.”
According to Lehman, “The website has a two-fold approach: engage students through convergence journalism, as well as allowing a platform for journalism students to practice what they are learning in the classroom.”
Jonathan Haag serves as the web editor. “”The Sounding Board online provides us with an incredible opportunity to advance accessibility and create a forum for readers to interact with our content. With our website now online we hope, as we explore new technologies, that we become a leader in the field of online college newspapers,” said Haag.
The Sounding Board is published in conjunction with the journalism department at Grace College and Student Affairs.
The Sounding Board exists to glorify God by impacting people’s lives with relevant and timely news that connects them with the campus and the greater community, by providing excellent education in the field of journalism and by acting as a medium of student expression.
The Sounding Board publishes weekly while classes are in session, and is distributed throughout campus.