The Oxford Student
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|Type||Weekly newspaper during Oxford University term time|
|Owner(s)||Oxford Student Services Ltd|
The Oxford Student is a newspaper produced by and for students of the University of Oxford; it is sometimes abbreviated to The OxStu. The paper was established in 1992 by the Oxford University Student Union (OUSU).
The Oxford Student is owned by the OUSU and run through the Student Union's commercial subsidiary, Oxford Student Services Ltd (OSSL). The newspaper's constitution grants the paper editorial independence.
In 2004, the newspaper gained national publicity when two reporters broke University rules to expose security flaws in the University's computer network; the student journalists responsible, Patrick Foster and Roger Waite, were rusticated by the University Court of Summary Jurisdiction, but on appeal their punishment was reduced to a fine. Foster now[when?] works as Media Correspondent for The Times, and Waite worked for the Sunday Times for a few years after graduating.
In 2014, shortly after Amelia Hamer became editor, the paper ran a news story about the Ben Sullivan controversywhich caused an outcry amongst students as it "reinforced rape myths in the press". It garnered negative attention in other student media, and also led to calls for Hamer to resign. Three months later, on 24 September, Hamer was removed from her role because of pressure from student activists.
- Woodward, Will; editor, education (18 October 2001). "Cherwell's rival wins best student paper" – via The Guardian.
- "Oxford hackers face punishment". BBC News. 15 July 2004. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
- "Oxford Union President arrested on suspicion of rape". 7 May 2014.
- "News Article".