Thursday, October 11, 2012

UW-Milwaukee Post Pleading For Student-fee Subsidized Funding To Survive

Last publication for the UWM Post projected for November and beyond depends on student input with subsidized funding.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 11, 2012

Milwaukee, WI - In the latest issue of the UWM Post, the entire staff published a front page in an attempt to plea for students to help subsidized the newspaper in the fall. The Post cites, financial problems to raise funds through advertising and projections show that it would make little profit in the following issues.
The entire staff of the Post has taken a 50% pay cut to help continue with the publication stretching to November. In its 56 year in existence, it would be the first time in its publishing history to ask for student-fee subsidized funding. 
In the 1980s, student publications like El Satélite Newspaper (a UWM Hispanic student run paper), The Times and other minority student clubs were awarded funding by the Student Government at UWM to publish their newspapers. 
Today, the weekly UWM Post, publishes about 10,000 copies for the campus and UWM community. The Post will most likely succeed in getting at least $3.00 per student allocation to continue publishing.
Students need a voice and the UWM Post can continue to provide that voice as other prior student newspapers have done and been instrumental in ensuring and protecting student rights, opinions on issues would continue to get a forum and can help expose issues affecting them.
Once student funding is secure for the Post in the fall, the editor ensures redefinition and innovation of the Post.

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