In this letter, I want to express exactly what The College Contemporary is, and what value we intend on bringing to college campuses.
Unlike traditional student newspapers, we want to recruit writers and readers from schools around the country under a single publication. We believe this new model can improve student journalism at the college level.
Over the last few decades, universities have become brand-focused; they now invest millions into their public relation teams. Student newspapers, meanwhile, have struggled. With the advent of the cut-throat digital economy, most student papers now depend on their school’s recognition and support. The result of these two facts is scary.