Since January, our banner has stated that the Queen’s Journal is Canada’s oldest student newspaper in our print and online editions.
It turns out we’re not.
After an inquiry by Queen’s and Dalhousie University archivists, it’s been brought to our attention that the Dalhousie Gazette predates the Journal by at least four and a half years.
The oldest issue of the Gazette in the Dalhousie archives is dated Feb. 22, 1869, but the newspaper is reported to have started in late 1868. The first edition of the Queen’s Journal appeared on Oct. 25, 1873. Both student newspapers have published continuously since they were respectively established.
We regret the error.
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