Metior

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METIOR
Type Student newspaper
Format Magazine
Owner(s) Murdoch University Guild of Students
Founded 1975
Language English
Headquarters Australia
Circulation 2500
Website [1]

Metior Magazine is a student publication of Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. METIOR is funded by the Murdoch University Guild of Students but remains independent. The name is an acronym for "Murdoch Empire Telegram Indian Ocean Review".

METIOR was founded in 1975, the same year Murdoch University was officially established. METIOR was a hard-copy student publication and went through many iterations, edits and formats throughout its time on campus. In 2015, due to a significant drop in readership and the undeniable influence of the internet, METIOR made the switch to online only. Using the Wordpress content management platform, it can be found at www.metior.com.au.

The magazine, in conjunction with the Murdoch Guild, plans to print one hard-copy edition at the beginning of every academic year but this is dependent on financial factors.

At its heart, METIOR is a publication for students, by students and supports them by facilitating creative discussions, publishing student work and covering student life at Murdoch's many campuses.

METIOR covers everything from student politics, arts, culture and music. It draws its strength from the highly talented photographers at the University but it is important to note that editorial focus shifts from editor to editor.

History[edit]

Art of Shoplifting controversy[edit]

In 1995, Metior reprinted a controversial article from Rabelais Student Media, its La Trobe University counterpart, entitled The Art of Shoplifting – one of seven student newspapers to do so. Although the Rabelais editors responsible for the original article were prosecuted for ignoring a ban on publication issued by the state's Chief Censor; the editors of the other seven newspapers were not targeted by the authorities. Charges against the Rabelais editors were later dropped.[1]

Voluntary student unionism[edit]

The implementation of voluntary student unionism in 2006 had a significant impact on the viability of student newspapers across Australia, compulsory student union membership fees having been the major source of income for most, however Metior was not affected.

Editors[edit]

2014: Olivia Gardner/ Madura McCormack
2013: Olivia Gardner/ Madura McCormack
2012: Phoebe Philips
2012: Sonia Kohlbacher/Duncan Wright
2011: Sonia Kohlbacher
2010: Shamini Joseph
2009: Nathan Verney
2007: Ray Grenfell

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Rabelais Case". Burning Issues. 1999-08-21. Retrieved 2007-08-16.