USA Today Pilots Digital Readership Program at Georgia Tech
Students Can Subscribe To Online Edition of USA Today
Posted January 13, 2010 | Atlanta, GA
Beginning this week, Georgia Tech students may elect to have a copy of USA Today delivered to their inbox. Already available in the traditional paper format at various locations across campus, the online format will give students greater flexibility in how they receive their news. There is no cost for the new service. Students that wish to receive the e-Edition should visit http://studentaffairs.gatech.edu/php/usatoday.php to enroll.
The e-Edition is, “an exact replica of the daily newspaper, featuring interactive and extra inclusive content,” said Jan Brown, Director of Education Resource Development at USA Today. Additional features of the electronic version include, “more color pages, interactive puzzles, snapshots, video reports, a special weekend edition, and an audio feature that allows you to listen to articles,” said Brown. Student subscribers will receive their e-Edition by 5:30 a.m. each day.
Tech is one of only four colleges to pilot the new format. “Georgia Tech was selected because of its robust Collegiate Readership Program on campus and a very active student government, student body and administration,” said Brown. Other schools include Indiana University, Penn State, and the University of Missouri.
Georgia Tech’s collegiate readership program is the result of collaboration between the Office of Student Affairs and the Student Government Association. Paper copies of both the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and USA Today will continue to be available to students on campus.