Helping Reinvent the Wheel
What is The Emory Wheel?
Founded in 1919, The Emory Wheel is currently the only student-run newspaper at Emory University and remains financially and editorially independent of the university. A staff of more than 100 students (serving as writers, designers, photographers, editors, and other roles) generates all of the newspaper’s content, and advertising sales cover printing costs. Wheel alumni have made their mark as award-winning journalists at some of top news organizations in the world, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, and many others.
What’s Next for the Wheel?
As the landscape of journalism continues to shift, the editorial board of The Emory Wheel has decided to focus on enhancing the organization’s digital presence. For the first time in 97 years, the Wheel will no longer publish a physical edition twice a week. Instead, the Wheel will shift to a weekly print issue while pursuing a digital strategy that allows for the accessibility, immediacy, and accuracy expected in the 21st century.
A major component of this transition is retooling the Wheel’s website so it is equipped to serve as Emory’s primary student-run news source, providing students, faculty, and staff with important information in a timely fashion. Meanwhile, the print edition will offer readers in-depth analysis of the week’s news and events, compelling feature stories, and thought-provoking editorials.
Why Does Your Support Matter?
The Wheel takes great pride in maintaining independence from the university, enabling it to do important journalism that matters with integrity and freedom. This independence prevents the organization from accepting financial support from the administration or student governing body. As a result, the Wheel is counting on alumni, readers, and friends to make this vision a reality.
Your support will help us play an important role at Emory for another 97 years—providing news and information to the campus community and hands-on journalism experience for students. Your contribution is necessary to help move the the Wheel from an old-school newspaper to a modern media institution.
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