Welcome to The Queen’s Journal’s giving page!
As one of the oldest continuously publishing student newspapers in the country, we are pleased to offer you a new way to support the next generation of Canadian journalism.
Since 1873, The Journal has provided hands-on journalism experience to the dozens of students we employ each year and the dozens more who contribute. Our alumni go on to populate the newsrooms of the world’s most trusted outlets. As the only editorially autonomous newsgathering publication on campus, we provide experiential learning for young reporters to develop their skills by covering an institution and a student government. The Journal gives staff and volunteers the tools to contribute to our campus and build their portfolios with high quality content. Without a journalism school at Queen’s, The Journal has become a de facto education for our editors, staff writers and photographers, and contributors.
Our alumni’s success consistently reappears in every major Canadian media outlet, where our staff go on to enjoy impactful careers using the skills they shaped here.
Your continued support can allow The Journal to produce another Editor-in-Chief at The Globe and Mail, an investigative reporter at The Toronto Star, or a national correspondent for The National Post—to name a few. Our alumni and reporters are consistently recognized for their outstanding contributions to journalism and have won national awards ranging from the Goff Penny award for best young journalist in Canada and the Fraser MacDougall prize for best new voice in Canadian human rights reporting. We’re proud to continue those strides forward.
The Queen’s Journal is an important part of Canada’s media legacy, but wider downturns in print media and shifting post-secondary education policy in Ontario have left us in need of support—at a time where quality journalism has become more important than ever.
Facing significant losses to our student fee as a result of the recent provincial policy changes, our paper has had to significantly modify its operations to continue running during the 2019-2020 year. Your gift today can help us to survive those challenges and adapt to an evolving media landscape, giving you a key role to play in our paper’s story.
Please make your gift to The Journal today. Your generosity will support a student journalist’s education. It’s an investment in professional, credible journalism for years to come.
Meredith Wilson-Smith, Editor in Chief, and Iain Sherriff-Scott, Managing Editor
The Queen’s Journal, 2019-2020