Ames247 is a student-run entertainment website for Iowa State University and the city of Ames, Iowa. It launched on March, 2010, and is a division of the Iowa State Daily. Ames247 content appears in the print product of the Iowa State Daily, which has a circulation of 13,500 in the ISU campus vicinity, each Thursday.
The website is funded by advertising revenue. The print edition is funded by advertising revenue and money from the Government of the Student Body. The Iowa State Daily Publication Board governs the business operations.
Students are responsible for all the writing and editing of editorial content.
Before its current incarnation, Ames247 predominantly existed as a weekly print-based product. An early 1990s entertainment publication was called the Chameleon. It had a short run.
In 1999, Highnote was launched as a weekend entertainment guide and culture publication for Thursday’s edition of the Iowa State Daily. It ceased in spring 2006.
In the spring 2007, AMUSE was launched as an entertainment and special interest section. Like previous incarnations, it was published on Thursdays. In fall 2008, the Daily’s regular lifestyles/features section, FYI, was removed from Thursdays in favor of only AMUSE.
Ames247 had content run in AMUSE, and in 2011, the AMUSE named was dropped and the print publication was renamed 247.