The announcement comes on the heels of the news that the Columbia University student newspaper, the Columbia Daily Spectator will drop its daily print edition. Starting with the upcoming Fall term, the paper will be shifting its efforts to its online edition combined with a weekly print edition. In fact, the new weekly edition will be folded into the Spectator's current weekly, called The Eye. The Spectator began publishing as a student newspaper in 1877, and was the second-oldest continuously operating college newspaper in the U.S. It began operating as a daily newspaper in 1902.
With this move, Columbia becomes the first (and so far only) Ivy League school without a daily student-run newspaper. While stressing that it wasn't an economic decision, the paper's current Publisher did admit that the print edition was losing money this year, and hoped that the move would help free up funding to supplement a work-study program used to support staffers.
One alumnus, former managing editor Robert Hardt, Jr., commented that he had mixed feelings about the move:
“It’s the end of an era—but it probably means that Spec reporters will miss fewer classes and get better grades...”
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