The Independent Collegian

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The Independent Collegian
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Publisher Collegian Media Foundation
Editor Emily Schnipke
Founded 1919 (as The Universi-Teaser)[1]
Headquarters 2801 W. Bancroft St.
Mail Stop 530
Toledo, Ohio 43606
Circulation 7,000[2]
Website www.IndependentCollegian.com

The Independent Collegian is an independent student newspaper published in Toledo, Ohio, serving the University of Toledo community. It is published weekly on Wednesdays during the academic year.

Early history[edit]

The Independent Collegian was first published in 1919 as The Universi-Teaser. It was renamed The Campus Collegian three years later. In 1962, it was renamed again to The Collegian.[1]

Competition and color[edit]

In early 1993, two former Collegian editors started a rival publication, Spectrum,[3] which was published in full color.[4] At the time, The Collegian was a published in black-and-white, with occasional spot color runs for special occasions such as Valentine's Day.[5] In response, The Collegian switched to full-color publication on September 20, 1993, although the news that The Collegian was planning to do so was first published in August by Spectrum, rather than by The Collegian itself.[6]

Independence[edit]

After many years as an official service of the University of Toledo, The Collegian staff negotiated a split with the university in 2000, moving from offices in the Student Union to off-campus headquarters and renaming the paper to The Independent Collegian. The newspaper is now legally and financially independent of the university.[1]

The Independent Collegian's first home after independence was on Dorr Street, and in 2003, the newspaper moved to 2132 Middlesex Drive, next to the now-shuttered Dowd, Nash and White residence halls. In the fall of 2012, the newspaper moved on campus to a suite in Carlson Library. It remains an independent newspaper, operated by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the Collegian Media Foundation.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Independent Collegian - About The IC". November 18, 2008. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Independent Collegian - Advertising". Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Miller, Michael (January 7, 2011). "Rocket Man". Toledo Free Press. Toledo, Ohio. Retrieved January 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ Spectrum. Toledo, Ohio. March 31, 1993.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ The Collegian. Toledo, Ohio. February 13, 1992.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "It's Coming: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". Spectrum. Toledo, Ohio. August 4, 1993.