The trend towards pulling back on print has entered the campus.
The Harvard Crimson will switch from a daily print schedule to weekly, the paper says. News will be served online on a daily basis.
“Over the past two decades, our newspaper—and the journalism industry—has raced to keep up with the pace of the internet, where content is delivered faster and more creatively than it was when our presses first ran in 1873,” the paper said in a letter to readers on Thursday. “Today, an overwhelming majority of our readers interact with our content online.”
The publication had switched to all-digital in March 2020 at the outset of the pandemic, resuming daily printing in fall 2021.“Print has continued to work for college newspapers longer than it has for papers in the real world, but like everything else, I think that the trends are starting to catch up with college newspapers,” says Dan Kennedy, a journalism professor at Northeastern University, according to the Crimson.