Snapchat’s latest experiment involves college reporters. In recent months, Snap has asked several college newspapers to make stories for its Discover section, according to a report from Business Insider. The stories are similar to the ones created by publishers like The New York Times, BuzzFeed, and Vice, except they’ll be unique to certain colleges.
A Snapchat spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that the company soft-launched the college publisher feature this past spring. The stories were tested at UCLA, Stanford, and Dartmouth, among others.
As Business Insider points out, this is the first time Snap is dropping hyper-localized stories into its Discover feed. The stories will only be available to watch on a particular college campus….