UNB Saint John student newspaper goes back to print editions

The Baron, the student newspaper at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, has returned to print format after a decade of online-only publications. “It was really important to me to prove to students that they give us $13 a semester for a reason,” said The Baron Editor-in-Chief Emily Wheaton. Wheaton explained that the passing of the Online News Act meant that it could become more difficult to distribute news content through social media avenues, while the physical format held unique opportunities to connect with students and faculty and generate nostalgia. When The Baron reappeared on campus in a physical format in December, students were surprised by it. “A lot of them were smelling the paper,” said Wheaton. “They had never held a physical paper before, which I thought was really funny.”