The way I see it, it is possible to have a fluid balance between the printed word and digital content, with each medium bolstering the other. In print, you might settle in and get your head around a topic, while the online offerings act as visual excitement to propel the viewer into a story: a gallery of photos from a shoot, say, or feature videos, which require more watching and less reading. If you feel the same way, or if you wholly disagree, turn to page 6, where readers weigh in on the digital/print debate, a carry-over from a topic we put out there in our spring issue.
Since that issue was published, we’ve been busy redesigning the magazine and alumni association websites with the help of a creative team led by Carleton’s web services manager, Dan Brown, BA/98. With a mind to making the experience intuitive and by offering great Carleton stories front and centre, communications director Ryan Davies, senior designer Richard Bootsma, members of the magazine’s editorial committee and I have created a mobileready site with links to the many services offered to alumni, plus a series of videos that link to stories in this issue.