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Arkansas Traveler goes weekly this semester

Arkansas Traveler

The student newspaper at the University of Arkansas, the Traveler, moved to a weekly print edition this semester, said Steve Wilkes, director of student media.

The move was announced in April, as part of a cost-saving measure in the face of a budget deficit.

The Arkansas Traveler is moving from a daily to a weekly publication next year because of a projected $72,000 budget deficit that arose from a decrease in advertising revenues.

“It’s not optimal,” said Nick Brothers, next year’s editor-in-chief. “I think a daily is the best way to have a paper, but I don’t look at it as a bad thing. It opens up new opportunities.”

Next year, the paper will be published on Wednesdays, and the online website will expand its coverage, Brothers said. Additional pages will be added to the paper and will include longer, more in-depth stories, he said.