Buzz media app now available for LU students

Buzz media app now available for LU students

Phil Scherer | Reporter
Nov. 28, 2016; 3 p.m.

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Students can download Buzz now through online app stores.
Photo by Kelby Lorenz

Students can now download a free news app that campus officials believe will provide them with a “comprehensive news source they can access 24/7.”

The app, titled “The Buzz: Lindenwood University,” is produced by USA Today and has been in development since August of this year.
On the app, students can access information from Lindenwood’s student media outlets as well as content directly from the university. USA Today also makes its content available on the app, as well as content from USA Today College.

Specific features the app provides include access to content from Lindenlink.com, Lindenwood’s online student media outlet, as well as the ability to listen to 89.1 The Wood, Lindenwood’s campus radio station. Also offered are campus maps and direct links to all of Lindenwood’s official social media accounts. 

Angie Royal, director of Student Involvement, said the app has no restrictions.

“This app is accessible to anyone, anywhere, so faculty, staff, parents, students studying abroad and alums can download it as well,” Royal said.

Photo courtesy of USA Today
Photo courtesy of USA Today

Lindenwood’s app is part of a group of apps that USA Today has developed for universities.

Other schools with similar apps include the University of Missouri at St. Louis, Washburn University and Wichita State. Each provides unique content from student media outlets and combines it with the work of the USA Today staff.

Lindenwood’s attempts to market the product began Nov. 27 and will continue as the university attempts to expand the reach of the app across campus.

“We will utilize The Weekly Roar, social media, the university’s website, print promotions, tabling at events and more,” Royal said.