The Gazette is the official student newspaper at Western University in London, Ontario. The Gazette publishes online daily, in print Tuesdays and Thursdays, and a magazine twice a semester during the fall and winter semesters. We are the largest student newspaper in Canada, with an editorial board consisting of 22 editors and three full-time editorial staff.
Founded in fall 1906 when the handwritten literary journal In Cap and Gown was printed for the first time.
Switched names to The Gazette a few years later and have been Western’s go to student newspaper ever since.
We were daily (four days a week) in print from 1991-2015, the only student newspaper in Canada to be daily.
In 2015, The Gazette decided to focus more online, dropping two of its print editions, adding a twice monthly magazine and investing in an app and a new website.
We are entirely student run and serve the undergraduate student body and the Western community by reporting the news, entertaining readers and promoting debate on issues affecting the Western community. We are the only editorially independent watchdog of the University Students’ Council and the Western administration. We are a training ground for future journalists, accepting any student who wants to contribute and training them in journalism standards and practices.
Who We Are
The editorial board consists of three full-time former students and 22 student editors who create and produce content on a daily basis.
Full-time employees: The Editor-in-Chief, Print Managing Editor and Digital Managing Editor are salaried employees who served on the editorial board a minimum of one year.
Editors: There are 22 section editors who create the majority of the content that appears in The Gazette. They are full-time students and work close to full-time hours at The Gazette. They receive a weekly honorarium for their work.
Staff: Student volunteers who come in on a flexible schedule. Student volunteers apply to be staff and they dedicate one or two days per week to The Gazette.
Contributors: Any student at Western who wishes to contribute to The Gazette can.
Facts About The Gazette
We print 10,000 copies twice a week, making us the largest student newspaper in Canada by circulation.
We are owned and operated by the University Students’ Council. We maintain an arms-length relationship that allows us to maintain editorial autonomy. The Publications Committee serves as an intermediary between The Gazette and the USC.
Every undergraduate student at Western, including affiliate colleges, pays an annual fee of $19.27 to fund The Gazette. We also have advertising, which subsidizes a portion of our budget. The University Students’ Council, as publisher, approves funding every year for The Gazette.
We are a founding member of the National University Wire.
The Gazette has a long history of producing some of Canada’s most well-known journalists. Our alumni can be found at The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, MacLean’s, CBC and CTV. Some notable alumni include: Stephen Brunt, Susan Delacourt, Kevin Donovan, Scott Feschuk, Elliotte Friedman, Kevin Newman, Carol Off, Alan Thicke, Paul Wells and Aaron Wherry.