AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University’s student newspaper says it will cease printing after 127 years and become an online-only publication.
The Auburn Plainsman announced the change in an online editorial that said it had “reached a breaking point” a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. The editorial cites a lack of foot traffic, printing costs and changes in the journalism industry as being part of the decision. The paper has been a training ground for generations of journalists.
Originally called “The Orange and Blue” after the university’s colors, the paper changed its name to The Plainsman in 1922.