AMES, Iowa — The Iowa State Daily student newspaper has a new home.
After 75 years in Hamilton Hall, the publication has relocated to the new Kingland Building in Campustown. The office re-located right before Christmas.
“We’ve moved out of Hamilton Hall where we’ve been for the last number of years we’re celebrating 125 years of the Iowa State Daily this year,” said Lawrence Cunningham, the General Manager, and Publisher of the Iowa State Daily. A big advantage is space for meetings and storage.
“It used to be we’d just grab an empty classroom, and circle some chairs,” said Cunningham.
While there is plenty of space at the new Daily Office, the downside is, the office is not as close for some 200 ISU Journalism students who work at the paper. With more space, the Daily does have places in the new office for students to hang or do homework.
Also, there is a small office on campus for students working a story there.
The Daily has changed it’s focus to match the current media world by changing to The Iowa State Daily Media Group. The new entity will focus on news delivered on other platforms, such as video and podcasts.
Also joining the ISU Daily in moving off campus is University relations, also moved to the second flood of the Kingland Building. The building is very different from a collection of old buildings which used to be on that site.
“To me it’s a game changer, certainly changing the landscape not only of Campustown but of Ames in my opinion,” said Cunningham. “When you drive down and you see all this development you can really see the growth in Ames and the fact that people are investing in the community.”