Merciad newsroom at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. 2008; Scoot Williams; Wikimedia Commons

We at the Society of Professional Journalists New England chapter are happy to see that the Boston University student paper, The Daily Free Press, surpassed its goal in fundraising to continue circulation for the fall semester!

But let that be a wake-up call for all student newspapers.

Know that the Society of Professional Journalists national organization is supportive of all student newspapers, and in fact officially threw its support behind the Save Student Newsrooms campaign.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us or the national organization if you are a student newspaper and you find yourself in a bind.

To learn more about the Save Student Newsrooms campaign and SPJ’s official stance, check out the following links —

Save Student Newsrooms campaign
SPJ Board’s support of SSN

Click here to read SPJ President Rebecca Baker’s recent Quill column on the state of student newspapers.