Quick News Now, formerly delivered by Kyle Quick, is now under the name of New Haven Banner. The idea for the name change came from the once-printed New Haven High School newspaper. The New Haven School District will be running the site with the same pretenses as the old site, newhavenshamrocks.org.
If you look in the old yearbooks of New Haven High School, you can see pictures of the old editorial staffs.
There have been be two different school papers in the history of New Haven High School. One, published in the '50s, was called The New Haven Hello. The second paper, The Emerald Banner, came out around the mid-'70s with more of a community focus. The Emerald Banner used to be go out as an insert in the retired New Haven Leader.
The site was renamed in hopes that the community would feel more involved. The New Haven Shamrock website seemed to focus too heavily on the mascot of the high school. The thought process behind avoiding naming the new website with a focus on the high school was to ensure the community’s involvement. The new site is a way for the area to still get New Haven-oriented news, but in a digital fashion.
On the web page, articles and videos are posted regularly. Journalism students write the articles, while TV Studio students create the videos. Other community-centered new articles and flyers are regularly posted as well.
In addition to the New Haven Banner, City Hall will be providing a newsletter. City Planner, Steve Roth added, “For now we are just putting these [newsletters] out in the lobby area for people to pick up when they pay their utility bills, but we are trying to get something together to send out once a month.” Please send any feedback to the City by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any story ideas, press releases, or concerns, please email us at email@example.com. Also, follow us on Twitter and Facebook accounts @newhavenbanner. Those who were already following the Quick News account on Facebook should have been notified of the name change.