student journalism

Tartan needs kick in ASUS

Despite this year’s hurdles, whoever ends up managing the Tartan next year should work hard to fulfill the publication’s potential as a campus institution.Continue...

Attacks on student journalism only reinforce its necessity

Covering difficult campus issues will always put a damper on student publications’ popularity—but they shouldn’t be attacked for doing their job.Continue...

Journal staff recognized for Best Campus Feature Story

Former Journal Lifestyle Editor Josh Granovsky took home first place for Best Campus Feature Story at the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards on June 8, for his article “Standing strong in the face of antisemitism.”Continue...

Campus print operations shouldn’t be quick to fold

“Printed papers can’t be long for the world. Focus on the future.” Upon seeking support for The Journal ’s print operations, I received an email from a former journalist saying exactly that.Continue...

Queen's in print

Queen’s legacy is incomplete without mention of its student newspaper—one of Canada’s oldest student publications, at over 140 years old.Continue...

Student Choice Initiative casts doubt on the future of a free student press

Services like campus newspapers provide practical employment opportunities, but they also give students a voice and hold our leaders accountable.Continue...

Access for student journalists a right

Media access for student journalists shouldn’t be considered a privilege—or a novelty. It’s a right.Continue...

Public editor position is a first step towards transparency and trust

In a world where newspapers are struggling to maintain a trusting relationship with their readership, the new public editor position at The Varsity is a step towards rebuilding that broken bridge.Continue...

Why I’m a student journalist

When I tell my friends I’m only taking two courses I usually get a response like “aw man, you’re so lucky”. But then I tell them I work 60 hours a week, often into obscure hours of the morning and sometimes even on 24 hour binges — all for an honoraria that roughly equals $3 an hour.Continue...

Wesleyan’s budget cuts miss the mark

In a superbly bureaucratic and short-sighted move, Wesleyan University’s student government is cutting off their student newspaperat the knees without even the decency of saying why.Continue...