Student Journalism “On Life Support” in UK

I promise to present some cheery news soon.  As it stands, the reports and asides coming in recently have competed for the title of bleakest.  The latest is awfully bloody bad news for student newspapers across the pond.  According to a new nationwide survey, campus papers in England are suffering crisis-level cash flow problems.

Like every other part of the industry, ad revenue is not flowing in at anticipated levels.  The result: UK student newspapers printing fewer copies and at times cutting out entire issues to save money.

According to the surveyors: “It remains to be seen whether student journalism can be sustained on life-support until the economy shows signs of recovery.  If it can’t, the student journalist may become a thing of the past.”

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