Synapse is a student-run digital magazine at UNC-Chapel Hill, founded to fill the void of thoughtful enterprise and investigative journalism in our community.
Every month, a new issue of Synapse will be available online, iPad and iPhone.
By removing ourselves from the daily news cycle, we are able to focus solely on producing longform stories, interactive graphics and captivating photos and videos. And our digital-only format allows us to create a news experience that engages you, our reader, in the content.
Each issue will bring a mixture of hard-hitting news, data-driven analyses and riveting feature stories. We hope these pieces will prove thought-provoking, and ultimately foster conversation about the issues, people and events that matter to the UNC community.
Synapse is back with a new look. We went from a tablet-only publication last year to being fully digital by placing all stories online, in full. We made this switch for a big reason: to put you, the reader, first. Now, everyone can read our work, at any time.
By making this decision, our readership has exploded. We had more than 3,000 hits to the website on the day the November issue came out, and have since seen a steady stream of clicks. Thank you for your interest.
We’re still committed to exploring new digital platforms. By the end of the year, Synapse will relaunch its app, which will be available in the iTunes store. Then you can read us in a variety of ways, either online or on a tablet or iPhone.
Unfortunately, journalism can’t be produced without costs. If you enjoy our work, and want to see it continue, we invite you to donate to the magazine. Whether it’s $1 or $100, we appreciate any contribution. We see any gift as an affirmation that the public supports helping quality journalism thrive.
Our next issue will be out December 1st. Stay tuned to read even more important, thoughtful journalism.
Liz Crampton, editor-in-chief