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First college newspaper to publish on iPad announced

Abilene Christian University’s, The Optimist, will be the first student newspaper to publish on Apple’s much-talked-about iPad.  ipad

From the Optimist:

Dr. Cheryl Bacon, chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, says students and faculty already are working to achieve the goal. A team of faculty and student researchers and developers from multiple departments at the university plan to have the Optimist ready for the iPad by the end of March. Optimist editors plan to employ the new platform to deliver a more converged form of media to the ACU community in addition to the print, online and iPhone app versions of the Optimist.