The Foghorn Online: Our Purpose and New Features

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The Foghorn online was made primarily to serve the USF community by keeping students, staff, and those interested in USF campus life informed about what is happening on our campus from week to week. 

For those who are not on campus often enough to pick up a print version of the Foghorn, our website allows you to stayed informed wherever you are.  

The Foghorn web team, several media studies professors, and the Foghorn editorial staff have worked on the site collaboratively in order to create a more web friendly-culture for all of us to enjoy and add to. 

We want the site to be a means of student interactive communication and information, and not solely to serve as an archive for Foghorn content from week to week. 

Our goal is to construct a site that serves as a means of sharing information in addition to a means of receiving USF related information. 

We have always maintained that the Foghorn stands as a voice for the students at USF and not just as a voice for the editorial staff. 

This is why, as of launch, we have created a “community page,” in which students can read articles from the general community and leave feedback on our new commenting system.  

The hope is that this will create a dialogue among students and give everyone a forum in which you can discuss whichever issues are most important to you. 

If you would like to post your own article or column on the community page, go ahead.  If you have an idea for a story but not enough time to write it yourself, submit the idea to another community member or the Foghorn staff. 

If the issue is relevant enough, your writing or your idea may end up in print.  More new features on the site include a global commenting system in which you can respond to anyone’s story, user-generated articles, a link to the Foghorn’s Facebook group, a calendaring system for all USF related events, access to our photo archives, podcasts, vodcasts, Twitter, Flickr, and Vimeo integration. 

What we have created is an ever-growing community site for the Foghorn’s readers.  The site is still a work in progress, as it will continue to be. 

If you are interested in taking part in this project please do not hesitate to contact the Foghorn by dropping by our office next to University Ministry or calling us at (415) 422-6122.  

Please visit our website at Foghorn.usfca.edu and check out our new features.  If you are interested in more information or would like to contribute content, please contact foghorn@sffoghorn.info.   

We look forward to building this online community with everyone.

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