Front cover of the Spring 2012 edition of
|Editor||Gardner, Peter B.|
|First issue||1945, as the Brigham Young Alumnus
2001, as BYU Magazine
|Company||Brigham Young University
Printed by Arandell Corporation
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
|Based in||Provo, Utah|
The first alumni publication for BYU was the Alumni Announcer, which began publication in 1923, It was quickly replaced by another short-lived work in 1925, the Y Alumnus, which only survived until 1927. Nearly two decades later, in 1945, a new publication surfaced and was named the Brigham Young Alumnus. The new magazine achieved a circulation of 13,000 within its first year and, unlike is predecessors, continued being produced for many years.
By 1968 the Brigham Young Alumnus was replaced by a tabloid newspaper named BYU Today.[Note 1] Following the tradition established by its immediate predecessor, BYU Today continued publication for well over two decades before becoming the Brigham Young Magazine in 1993. Immediately subsequent this name change, distribution of the magazine exceeded 130,000. In addition to a change in name, the magazine reduced it production frequency to the current quarterly schedule and also discontinued running advertisements for non-campus organizations.[Note 2] By 1997 the BYU Alumni began as another BYU alumni magazine, but in Spring 2001, the two publications were merged and became the current BYU Magazine.
- The tabloid newspaper BYU Today (1968-1993) should not be confused with the current BYU Today, which also began being produced in 2001 and is a email newsletter sent twice monthly to friend and alumni of Brigham Young University.
- The move in 1993 to discontinue advertisement from non-campus organization was partially due to the "increasingly stringent IRS and U.S. Postal requirements" for non-profit organizations.
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