- Published: Thursday, May 14, 2015 03:46 PM
The Daily Egyptian, a student-led newspaper established in 1888 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, has faced fiscal uncertainty over the past decade stemming increased costs to produce the award-winning publication.
"The Daily Egyptian is an institution in Southern Illinois. It gives students who are interested in journalism and media relations hands-on experience and has served as a starting point for thousands of media professionals," said Forby "The DE serves as a resource for students to stay informed with events, policy changes, emergencies and university-offered support services."
Over a year ago, The Daily Egyptian sought a fee increase to help reduce costs. The measure was proposed by students and passed by the Board of Trustees. The fee increase was coupled with an agreement that the Daily Egyptian would seek other cost-saving measures such as printing off campus.