Pitt Magazine’s new website easier to read, easier to share

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Pitt Magazine is launching a new website — pittmag.pitt.edu — on Jan. 24, in conjunction with the release of the winter 2019 issue, which was mailed out last week.

The new site is more modern and interactive. In the past, digital distribution was restricted to an “e-magazine” — a PDF of the print version.

“It wasn’t the easiest to read in that format, particularly if you wanted to do so on a mobile device, and you couldn’t share individual articles on social media,” said Laura Clark Rohrer, editor in chief of Pitt Magazine. “Our goal was to create a dynamic, clean and easy-to-navigate website that makes reading and sharing each issue of Pitt Magazine a breeze, whether on your desktop or mobile device.”

The new site makes it easier to find articles, without having to leaf through PDF, and readers can share stories on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, or through email.  

There also is a new Class Notes submission form, and readers can access the past few years of back issues.

For print enthusiasts, the magazine will continue to be available in the traditional paper form. A hard-copy subscription can be requested by emailing subscribe.pittmag@pitt.edu

The project was headed by as Pitt Magazine’s assistant editor, Susan Wiedel, with help from the Office of University Communication’s web services team.

The Winter 2019 issue includes stories about a team at the School of Pharmacy that is helping to save lives by revolutionizing the way Pennsylvania counties respond to the opioid epidemic; a Pitt student club in which members volunteer to dress up as favorite characters from childhood to bring joy to sick children and others; an alumnus who forged his own path to success in the music industry and has now created an internship to help Pitt students do the same; and a special section on the University’s tribute in the wake of the Tree of Life tragedy.