Toledo Blade: UT newspaper in danger of closing

by Zack Lemon

Believe it or not, newspapers are not in the practice of putting their opinions on the front page. Opinion is typically saved for inside pages, with rare exceptions made for matters of grave importance.

Areeba Shah is the Editor in chief of the University of Toledo’s student newspaper The Independent Collegian. The weekly paper is pushing its focus to community engagement and digital production as advertising revenue continues to fall for it and other print publications. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH


The Independent Collegian, the newspaper staffed entirely by University of Toledo students, published a front-page editorial this month, ominously headlined “Our newspaper is dying.” That shows how serious the financial problems are at the newspaper, editor-in-chief Areeba Shah said.

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