Media Conglom Buys Second Student Paper

February 16, 2007

The Gannett Company, which purchased Florida State University’s campus newspaper in August, purchased the student newspaper at the University of Central Florida this week.  The Central Florida Future has been owned privately since 1993.  Representatives of the school are assured that the editorial process will remain in the hands of the students.  Students and staff at the paper are excited about the internship and employment possibilities that come from being linked with such a major media conglomerate.  The majority of student papers in the US are owned by students or schools on a non-profit basis; Gannet has made no specific statements of intention towards purchasing additional student papers.  The Chronicle of Higher Education  (Subscription Required)