The Other Press
The Other Press was founded in 1976, and has been independent of the Douglas Students' Union (DSU) since 1978. Normally, college newspapers serve as training vehicles for journalism majors; this publication is highly unusual (and perhaps unique) in the sense that it is edited and produced almost exclusively by Douglas College students (plus whichever community members wish to participate). The school has no journalism program or faculty members overseeing the newspaper's production; consequently, the journalistic quality of the Other Press may vary significantly from one issue to the next.
As of 2017, the six sections are: News, Arts, Life & Style, Opinions, Sports, and Humour
The newspaper is a registered society under the Society Act of British Columbia. It is governed by an eight-person board of directors appointed at their Annual General Meeting (AGM), which takes place at the end of the fiscal year. The publication receives funding from a student levy collected through tuition fees and also from advertising revenue. The Other Press is also a member of the Canadian University Press (CUP), a syndicate of student newspapers across Canada.
The Other Press publishes weekly during the fall and winter semesters (though less frequently during exam periods) and monthly in the summer. Newspaper issues are distributed throughout Douglas College's New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses.
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