CFS to launch national magazine for students

June 20, 2010

The Canadian Federation of Students has announced plans to publish a national magazine focused on issues in PSE, citing the absence or minimization of student voices from the mainstream press as their rationale. The magazine will highlight “trends and changes to educational policies, issues and events that have a national scope and other issues that are of importance to the college and university system.” Current student journalists are offended, and concerned about pro-CFS bias in the new publication, and among student journalists across the country. University Affairs' Leo Charbonneau cautions that magazines are expensive and advises creating an online magazine instead. (Based on CFS's goal to influence mainstream media, a solid media relations strategy would seem more effective than producing a new niche publication.)  CUP Newswire  |  Margin Notes