It’s no secret that modern journalism is in the midst of a major transition. As more and more publications switch from print to online formats, the search for the perfect paper continues. The Bell Ringer, Augusta University’s student newspaper, is no exception to that rule.
In addition to launching a brand new website (aubellringer.wordpress.com), the paper is currently undergoing a rebranding effort to bring a fresh new face to the school’s oldest student publication. Now, The Bell Ringer staff is asking for your input.
From now until April 14, all students, faculty, staff and local artists are invited to help create a new logo and give input on the newspaper’s upcoming style. The overall rebrand is a two-part effort:
Step 1: Logo Contest
One of the first steps to bringing a new and improved student newspaper to the Augusta University campus community is finding a new logo for The Bell Ringer.
The questions are simple: What does The Bell Ringer mean to you? Is it a progressive, visual storytelling medium? Or is it an old-fashioned, hard-hitting newspaper?
To share your opinion, design your best The Bell Ringer logo and submit it as a PDF file to Editor-in-Chief Sarah Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 14.
A prize will be awarded for the winning design.
Or, if you’re less artistically inclined …
Step 2: Rebranding Survey
In addition to finding a new logo, The Bell Ringer staff is also curious about what you’re reading. Or rather, what you’d like to be reading.
What does the paper need? How can it improve? What piques your interest on campus?
Share your opinion by participating in this brief 10-question survey.
The survey is open until Thursday, April 14.