Best College Newspaper Mobile Apps

If you're looking to stay up-to-date with your favorite college newspaper, why not give your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch the power to deliver it to your fingertips? College newspapers are starting to take advantage of mobile technology to give their readers what they want.

College Newspaper Apps

College newspapers can be a fun source of news and commentary about goings on both on and off campus. They can also provide some insight into the culture and social atmosphere at a particular school. Whether you're a current student, an alum, a parent or a prospective student, there are plenty of reasons to read a college newspaper. But access is a big problem for those who aren't on campus. A lot of college newspapers have started publishing online, and a few are a bit ahead of the curve with mobile apps to deliver their publications. Here's a list of some of the best mobile apps for college newspapers.

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Bowdoin College

This app is a pretty simple, straightforward delivery system for The Orient, Bowdoin's campus paper. It includes photos and has buttons that allow you to toggle through the paper's sections. A bit of trivia about The Orient: according to the app site on iTunes, it's the oldest continuously published weekly paper in the nation, having been established in 1871. The app is available for free for iOS.

Abilene Christian University

This free, iPad-only app for The Optimist, Abilene Christian University's paper, includes features like photo slideshows, a 5-year archive of the paper's content and current information about the school's sports team scores. The Optimist covers events on campus, includes an op-ed section and is an outlet for Abilene students to get hands-on journalism experience.

New York University

Washington Square News, or WSN, as the app is called, is New York University's campus paper. Updated every weekday during the academic year, WSN has sections dedicated to fashion, music, sports, local news, campus news and editorials. The app also has a multimedia section, with photos, videos and campus police crime logs. You can pick up the WSN app for free from the iTunes store; it's compatible with all iOS devices.

Stanford University

Two campus papers from this elite West Coast university have apps. One is for The Stanford Daily, a campus newspaper that delivers campus news, student opinion and Stanford sports information. The second app is for The Stanford Flipside, a satirical paper with fake news articles. The Flipside app includes videos and puzzles as well. Both apps are free and compatible with all iOS devices.

University of California, Berkeley

The app for The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley's campus paper, is free and compatible with all iOS devices. The paper's scope covers the Berkeley campus and the surrounding area of Berkeley, CA. The app provides breaking news and updates.

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