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July 24, 2014 Volume 35, No. 34

Mizzou Weekly discontinues print

Online redesign scheduled for early 2015

This issue is the final print edition of Mizzou Weekly. The product will continue online at 

In a survey earlier this year, a majority of respondents indicated a preference for reading Mizzou Weekly online.

Readers spoke. We listened.

In early 2015, a redesigned online site will launch that includes responsive capabilities (in addition to desktop computers, it will be accessible on smartphones, tablets, etc.). This will enable employees to easily access stories. The archive from 2010 will remain as part of the site.

Mizzou Weekly was founded in September 1979 to better inform employees about campus news and events. It typically was printed in a four-page or eight-page tabloid newspaper format. On average, Mizzou Weekly published 34 times a year. It was redesigned in 1995 and 2013.

In 2010, the online version was launched, and in April 2013 a weekly mass email started promoting select stories from print and online. The email was sent to all employees at MU, MU Health Care and to members of the MU Retirees Association. The notification tripled online readership. 

By May of this year, 71 percent of respondents were reading Mizzou Weekly online, according to an internal poll. These are dedicated readers who receive most of their campus news from the site, the poll showed. Eighty-five percent of poll respondents said they would read Mizzou Weekly online if the print version were discontinued.

The online product will publish each week 40 times a year during fall and spring semesters and summer sessions. Special emails will notify of breaking and important news. The publication will continue to accept paid advertising.

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— The Editor