The Link (newspaper)
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|Editor(s)||Julia Wolfe (Editor-in-Chief)|
|Owner||The Link Publication Society|
|Awards||2011 John H. McDonald Awards|
|Mailing address||1455 de Maisonneuve O.|
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. The Link is the longest-running independent, non-profit, student-run newspaper. Its revenue comes from a student fee levy and both print and online advertising.
The publication prides itself on offering an alternative to other media outlets, and also centering itself on covering various aspects of student life (news, arts, sports, etc.), as well as local, national and international stories of interest to the studentry. The Link offers a voice to marginalized and oppressed groups, and it is dedicated to fairly reporting upon people and events that other media outlets often pass over, and offering a chance for all to have their sides heard. The Link does not tolerate any form of racism, homophobia, ageism or xenophobia. It is a workplace that acknowledges and celebrates diversity in all its forms.
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.
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.