The Michigan Times

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The Michigan Times
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Type Weekly
Owner(s) University of Michigan–Flint
Founded 1956 (1956)
Headquarters Flint, Michigan
Official website www.themichigantimes.com

The Michigan Times, the student newspaper of the Flint campus of the University of Michigan, was founded in 1956. It is the only official campus newspaper issued on campus and run entirely by the university students. It is casually referred to on and around campus as "The M-Times."

Starting in the fall of 2010, The Michigan Times went from being published biweekly, to weekly. The transition also included cutting the number of pages in the newspaper in half, with a four-page A section and a two-page B section (M2).

About The Michigan Times[edit]

The Michigan Times has seen notables such as filmmaker Michael Moore and American Idol finalist LaKisha Jones on its staff.

The Michigan Times has a print run of 3,000 papers per issue and is printed weekly.

The Michigan Times website was launched in 2003. It marked the first time the newspaper had been available in a digital format. The website was re-vamped in 2010, preceding the relaunch of the university's website. The website will once again undergo a makeover during the summer of 2011 and will re-launch in September 2011.

Awards and publicity[edit]

In 2004, music writer John McKay received 2nd prize statewide from the Michigan Press Association for his album review of popular rock group The All-American Rejects' debut album. It is the first statewide recognition for the publication.

In November 2005, national syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh read a Michigan Times article on his show as part of his "Feminist Update. The article, "MSU professors link hunting with sexual violence" was written by Page W.H. Brousseau IV taken from the November 7, 2005 issue, and focused on a study by Michigan State University professors linking sexual violence with bow hunting.

In 2008, The Michigan Times was awarded nine times, in the following categories in Division III by the Michigan Press Association. These awards included:

Also in 2008, Sports Illustrated published a link to Managing Editor John McKay's story, titled "Flint, Michigan football fans go blue over tickets."

In 2010, The Michigan Times won two MPA awards. Kaitlin Doyle placed second for News Page Design and Amanda Emery placed second in Original Cartoon - Editorial or Entertainment (Shifty Pig).

Editors-in-Chief[edit]

Term Editor's Name
2012–Current Logan McGrady
2011–2012 Lacee-Starr Horton
2010–2011 Kaitlin Doyle
2009–2010 Jennifer Profitt
2008–2009 Mike Stechschulte
2003–2008 Amanda Durish
2002–2003 Ray Smith/Jordan Climie
2000–2002 Vanessa Ferguson

Current editorial staff[edit]

Title Name
Editor-in-Chief Logan McGrady
Managing Editor Brittney walker
Campus Editor Aaron Burch
Photo Editor June Hudson
Web Editor Natalie Broda

Current business staff[edit]

Title Name
Advertising Manager Alex Benda
Distribution Manager Philip Kautz

2010-Present staff writers and photographers[edit]

Beth LeBlanc
Brittney Walker
Chris Jones
Corey Stokes
Emma Davis
Jason Oliver
Kerry Daly
Kiera Wright
Mathew Lounds
Rachel Tisdale
Sirius Welch
Zeina Hamade

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