Staff Report: The Flor-Ala updates website

The Flor-Ala Staff

At the end of spring 2016, The Flor-Ala premiered its redesign of the newspaper. Now, we are announcing the debut of our new website.

Current members of The Flor-Ala along with Student Media Adviser Scott Morris have worked with the website provider to create an updated and modern look.

Morris said work started on the redesign in fall 2017.

“We just felt like we’ve had the same design for years, and it was time for a change,” Morris said.

The changes came about from critiques the website received at the College Media Association and Southeast Journalism conferences.

“While we were winning awards for our writing and the newspaper, we weren’t winning any for the website,” said Editor-in-Chief Monday Sanderson. “With this change, we’re hoping to not only have more of an artistic presence to draw people in, but we also want to make it easier for visitors to find relevant information.”

One of the main critiques to the website was the disconnection between the newspaper and the university.

Sanderson said this new design should appeal more to the community.

“Most of our readers access our content online,” she said. “It is our job to ensure that they are not only receiving a good experience when they pick up a paper, but also when they read us on their phones.”

Morris said the staff welcomes input on the new website from readers. They can send comments to [email protected].