The Student News Site of Loyola University Maryland

The Greyhound

The Greyhound

The Greyhound

Note from the Editor: Black and white and read is over


At the end of our first week as a strictly-digital publication, I’ve come to learn that not everyone takes change lightly.

That’s not to say our decision to go online was an arbitrary one. But I would like to address some of the feedback we’ve received since we’ve launched the new site and phased out the print edition.

The decision to go online has been in the Greyhound’s editorial conversation for years. Only now did it seem right to make the change because we really are at a crossroads.

As a staff, we could no longer justify spending over $800 every week for a 12-page newspaper that, sometimes, we couldn’t fill the pages of. Quite honestly, we’re short-staffed; very few people seem to be interested in contributing quality pieces for a campus publication.

Not only that, but we’re short on money. Unlike every other on-campus club, the Greyhound does not receive funds from Student Activities. More so, we can’t receive funds from Student Activities if we want to remain an independent paper with articles that don’t have to go through administrative review before publication. Our sole resource for profit is through soliciting advertisements, and, quite honestly, no one wants to spend the money for a print advertisement anymore when readers’ eyes are glued to screens.

Would we have liked to continue to print? Absolutely. But when we see the final product of our hard work and hard earned money scattered like garbage on the quad or being used to wash windows in the College Center (oh, yes, we’ve seen it), not only are we heartbroken, we’re wasting our money.

Stacks of leftover papers were being thrown out every week because they weren’t being read. In the end, it came down to making the logistical decision that was right for our business model at the time. Is there a possibility the Greyhound will print again? Absolutely. As for my tenure, it will be ending on the web.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover

Comments (0)

All The Greyhound Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Activate Search
Note from the Editor: Black and white and read is over