UMass’ Student-Run Newspaper Cutting Back Printing Schedule
AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — One of New England’s largest daily collegiate newspapers has announced they are reducing their publication schedule.
In a letter printed in Friday’s edition of “The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, Editor-in-Chief Katie Landeck announced that the paper would no longer be printed on Friday, resulting in the paper only being printed four days a week – Monday through Thursday.
Landeck adds that the paper’s executive board made the decision Monday night, in what she describes as “a split decision” with people on both sides of the issue “passionately” arguing their case.
“But in the end, it all came down to math. Between the loan the newspaper has to pay off to the Student Government Association, the cost of printing and a decline in Friday’s advertising revenue, we just couldn’t afford to keep printing it in the long term,” Landeck writes.
The paper will continue to maintain an online presence with their website, dailycollegian.com.
Founded in 1890, The Collegian, which is run entirely by students, is published during fall and spring semesters, and distributed throughout the UMass campus, several neighboring colleges, and the surrounding towns.