FIU Magazine, the flagship publication of Florida International University, launched its first online-only issue this week, featuring stories, photos, videos and audio. With this digital presence, FIU Magazine will reach new audiences and bring the university to life for more readers through multimedia features.
“It’s FIU Magazine taken to the next level with more photos, video and audio,” says editor Deborah O’Neil. “The online format allows us to offer more content to more people.”
The online publication will be released four times a year: three issues will complement the print magazine – which is distributed around campus and to alumni, faculty, donors and friends of the university – and the fourth will be exclusively on the web. Online subscribers will receive an email letting them know when each new issue is released.
The Music Issue, out now, includes alumni, students and research stories. Features include:
- Tony Succar ’08, MA ’10, pays tribute to the King of Pop with a new salsa-inspired album
- Ian Grocher ’99, a.k.a. DJ Irie, lets us into his cool crib
- Music education researchers bring songs and social change to Miami
- Find out what it takes to make the FIU Marching Band
- Student-athletes share the songs that get them pumped up
- Meet 2012 Battle of the Bands winners Rezolution, an up-and-coming made-at-FIU pop band
First published in 1994 with an alumni focus, FIU Magazine has expanded its audience and content over the years to include all of the university community, including faculty, staff, parents and students. The magazine and website are produced by FIU’s Division of External Relations. After years of planning, magazine.fiu.edu was created earlier this year to more effectively tell the FIU story as the university grows. The new online edition will be available to many who don’t currently receive the print edition, particularly FIU students and their parents, as well as the growing base of alumni, faculty, staff and community supporters.