The Link (newspaper)

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The Link
Type Weekly newspaper (with daily online editions)
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) The Link Publication Society
Publisher Hebdo-Litho
Editor-in-chief Brandon Johnston
Founded 1980 (1980)
Headquarters Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve O., Montreal, Quebec
Circulation 10,000

The Link is an independent student newspaper at Concordia University. It was founded in 1980 as a merger between The Georgian, representing Sir George Williams University, and The Loyola News, representing Loyola College, when the two schools merged to form Concordia University. The Link was so called because it was meant to link both campuses.

The Link's mandate is to be a voice for the voiceless and it has a reputation for being an activist newspaper.[citation needed] The Link is the longest-running independent, non-profit, student-run newspaper. Its slogan is "Concordia's Independent Newspaper since 1980." Revenue comes from a student fee levy and both print and online advertising.

The Link prints several supplements a year investigating special issues. The first special issue was the women's issue, printed around International Women's Day. In 1982, The Link printed its first queer supplement, which some students found to be controversial; 5,000 copies of the paper were removed from newsstands by students and destroyed. A queer issue is still printed every year.

In 2012 The Link left the Canadian University Press.

In September 2012, The Link broke a story about the substandard living conditions of international students at Concordia, which has since gained national attention.[citation needed]

Although The Link is primarily a print-orientated media, in 2011-12, The Link was the first Canadian university newspaper to become a daily online.


The Link was nominated for John H. McDonald Awards.[1][2]

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