The Lantern has gone through a slew of improvements since the spring. A team of designers, Mikaila Hambel, Jenna Brucoli and Lisa Fousek spent the entire summer designing the new look of the paper. The Lantern Web site has also been redesigned. Both projects were overseen by Lantern production and design manager Elise Woolley.
“I am very excited about the launch of both our redesigns,” Woolley said. “I enjoyed working with some very talented young designers on the print version. I hope our readers will be as happy with their efforts as I am. Our new Web site is great too. It is such a huge leap forward from the previous one. Everyone should check it out.”
The new Web design lends itself well to the weekend edition of The Lantern, which will take the place of a print publication on Fridays. The weekend edition will have special blogs and videos exclusive to www.thelantern.com.
To assist with this, a new multimedia lab has been built by the School of Communications.
“We also now have first-class digital facilities and equipment thanks to the generosity of the Communications School,” said Lantern adviser Tom O’Hara. “Both the journalism students and the Lantern’s readers will benefit from these wise investments.”
The Lantern has added a new staff member to head the multimedia department.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of The Lantern, “said Leonardo Carrizo, multimedia adviser. “I want to use the new facilities to showcase student multimedia and photojournalism.”
The new content will help fill the gap left by the Associated Press wire service, which The Lantern will no longer use.