‘USA Today’ Mobile App Puts the News at Students’ Fingertips

BLOG USA TodayMontgomery County Community College students are now able to easily access their campus news along with national news thanks to USA TODAY’s new mobile application, The Buzz.

The Buzz is an extension of USA TODAY’s Collegiate Readership Program, which has provided free daily newspapers to Montgomery’s campus community since 2003. USA TODAY selected several colleges across the nation to pilot the new app, and MCCC is the only community college among the participants selected for the program.

“We’re excited to share this new app with Montgomery County Community College because it will give students access to relevant national, college and campus news,” said Renee Speers, national director for USA TODAY College. Other participants in the program include Villanova University, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Sam Houston State University, Carnegie Mellon University and Syracuse University.

The new mobile app combines the current news from the USA TODAY newsroom, national college stories from USA TODAY College and MCCC’s student newspaper, “The Montgazette.” Founded in 1967, “The Montgazette” includes news, features, opinions and photographs written or taken by students.

Additional content will be added to the mobile app in the spring, such as MCCC’s Buzz Update (student produced video news and features), and MontCo Radio (student produced radio programs). USA TODAY will continue to provide printed newspapers on campus with the new app.

As part of the promotion of The Buzz, the College will be hosting a kickoff party during the student club fair on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 12:20-1:20 p.m. at Parkhouse Hall Atrium at Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, and South Hall Community Room, West Campus, 101 College Drive, Pottstown, where students will be introduced to the new app.

The app can be downloaded for free at the Apple App store on iPhones or Google Play on Android phones by searching “The Buzz: Montgomery County Community College.”

~ by Diane VanDyke

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