From the Editor

This spring, readers of The Murray State News won’t have to wait until Friday to pick up the paper. Starting Jan. 21 – the first week of the spring 2016 semester – The News will publish on Thursdays.

We have decided to make this transition for multiple reasons. First, it is one of our goals to share information with not only our university community, but around Murray and beyond. To do so, we believe moving our publication date to Thursday will ensure that students, faculty and staff who do not come to campus on Fridays will be able to catch up on the latest news instead of having to wait until the start of a new week.

Second, the transition will extend our efforts in accessibility by allowing The News to benefit discussions in classes that meet on Thursdays, as well as Fridays, while coverage is still timely.

Third, we want to be able to allow a smoother line of communication between advertisers and readers. Advertisers, whether on or off campus, can promote their respective events or deals before the weekend. This will allow for advertisers to reach more people, but for readers to be able to be aware of what is happening in the area before Friday.

With the change in our publication date, The News will still continue to strive to bring the most comprehensive coverage of issues affecting Murray State students, faculty, staff and community members each week, as well as online updates on

Thank you for reading The News.

Mary Bradley