The Fall/Winter 2015 edition of Houghton magazine was an online-only edition. If you missed it, you can access all the articles, alumni notes and obituaries here.
After we launched the online-only edition, we received feedback in many forms: letters, phone calls, emails and in-person responses. We also published an online survey, which generated 134 submissions.
Here is a summary of the online survey responses:
How much of each magazine do you read?
All of it (34%)
Most of it (46%)
Some of it (20%)
How often do you typically read Houghton magazine?
Every issue (71%)
Most issues (25%)
Occasional issues (4%)
In what format do you prefer to read the magazine?
In print (58%)
What topics are you interested in reading about in Houghton magazine? (The top four responses are listed in order of preference.)
1. Alumni news
3. Campus news
4. Faculty news
The following is a sampling of reader comments (Names are not listed because the online survey was anonymous.):
“The current format is so well done. The content, writing, size, graphic design, and print. Currently, the magazine is the #1 way I stay in touch with the school.”
“A print edition has permanence. I have saved all my old issues and/or downloaded the pdfs. I can access each issue at my leisure and know I have the entirety of what was offered in that issue in front of me.”
“I appreciate the concept of saving money by replacing print with digital. In my own case, however, it is less likely I will read the online version—or at least all of it.”
“I know in this day and age print magazines aren’t as cost-effective…but I’d much rather have a magazine in my hand.”
“I enjoy receiving the printed edition, which I think is beautifully presented and offers an important compilation of campus news, academic updates, and alumni stories.”
“I do love the magazine and have read every issue cover to cover since I graduated in 1982, including the years we lived overseas!”
“I prefer holding the magazine in my hand.”