About this Project
I wanted to do my project on The University Star at Texas State University. I wanted to know about the visitor demographics of The University Star. As a reader of The University Star, I was curious to see what kind of devices other readers used when visiting their website. I was also interested to know what their top 10 landing pages were for the year. With help from their google analytics, I was able to collected their google analytic report from October 2015 - October 2016 and make their data interactive. From this data, The University Star can continue to write compelling stories, draw new viewers to their website, and use this data to successfully deliver news.
Behind the Content
Below is a video of of Miranda Ferris. She reported trends in the lifestyle section in the fall semester of 2016 at Texas State University for The University Star. She explains what she reports on and what it's like to work at The University Star.
The University Star is an award-winning independent student newspaper of Texas State University. The first issue was published in print on February 1911. The newspaper covers local issues in San Marcos and Hays County area. It also covers controversies and events pertaining to Texas State University and higher education. Their newspaper is also available on their website. The newspaper is split into four sections: opinions, lifestyle, news, opinions and sports.
The paper has gone through several name tranfermations since 1911 and first started digital content on February 7, 1995. At the time their newspaper was called The Daily University Star. Below is a timeline of what their content looked like starting from 1995.