January 6, 2016 Last Updated 6:57 am

The Daily Illini to cut back print schedule to two days a week

Announcement also says that the publisher has also decided to shutter its magazine following a final March issue

The daily newspaper for the University of Illinois, The Daily Illini, said on Tuesday that when classes resume later this month they will reduce their print schedule to two days a week, publishing a print paper on Mondays and Thursdays.

buzzmag-dec-cover“We believe this is an opportunity to devote more time and resources to delivering outstanding content to our campus audience in real-time,” Lilyan Levant, publisher and general manager of Illini Media Company, wrote in a staff email. “The Daily Illini’s plans include more robust content both in print and online — more enterprise stories, features, campus life and culture, and additional special sections.”

Illini Media is a non-profit company that publishes The Daily Illini and manages WPGU-FM. A magazine, Buzz Magazine, the company said, would be shuttered after publishing a final issue March 18. The company sustains its operations through advertisers, student fees, and yearbook sales.

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