Student Newspaper’s Return to Print Hailed as Step Forward

In late November, The Whalesong student newspaper at the University of Alaska Southeast renewed publication of its print edition after a two-year absence.


While the newspaper had continued to operate  online-only, student editor Laura Lemire told Capital City Weekly that the print resurgence is a real step forward: “This is something I’ve wanted for so long and so badly, and it’s great to see it finally happening.  I think students will be very happy to see (the print newspaper) back on campus.”


The Whalesong


In this journalistic age filled with an all-things-must-shift-online mentality, I find Lemire’s excitement about the newspaper’s return to print backwardly fascinating.  For better or worse, it is an example of print’s staying power as a perceived medium of journalistic professionalism and effective presence (i.e. a physical product available for student readers to come across, ogle, and grab) that all-things-online have yet to match.


What do you think?

2 Responses to “Student Newspaper’s Return to Print Hailed as Step Forward”
  1. Daniel says:

    Did they say how often they’re going to print? I think once a week still has value and will make sense for the next 2 to 3 years.

  2. Dan Reimold says:

    Why two to three years??