University of Victoria Student Newspaper Wins Globe and Mail Challenge

Article on Failing Boys by Second Year Student Earns Publication on globeandmail.com and Visit from Globe Editor-in-Chief

TORONTO, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - A new face will be at the table when a University of Victoria student newspaper holds its next editorial board meeting in January: Globe and Mail Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse.  Stackhouse will roll up his sleeves and join The Martlet's editorial team for a day in January as a reward for the paper's winning entry in The Globe Student Newspaper Challenge. The submission was a byline by second year student Karolina Karas on the topic of why the education system is failing boys.  Karas's article has been published today on http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/time-to-lead/reason-for-gender-gap-in-universities-debated/article1860569/.

"Winning journalism requires unique storytelling and insightful, compelling ideas, and Karolina Karas's story on failing boys delivers on both counts," said John Stackhouse, Editor-in-Chief of The Globe and Mail. "Karolina's thought-provoking analysis sheds light on a major societal issue in a way that stimulates discussion and action, and that's the power of great journalism.  I look forward to my day with Karolina and her colleagues at the Martlet."   

On October 1, The Globe and Mail revealed a dramatically redesigned newspaper that features the most significant changes in The Globe's history, including colour on every page, outstanding photo and graphic production, special stock paper and custom print options for advertisers. To kick-off this new era for the Globe, the newspaper launched "Canada: Our Time to Lead," an eight-week series that explored topics that define who we are as a nation.

In support of the series, student newspapers were challenged by The Globe to publish and submit their own content on the topics covered by "Canada: Our Time to Lead" for a chance to have an article published on The Globe's website and a working visit from John Stackhouse to their newsroom.

"I'm thrilled to be recognized by The Globe and Mail, and it's a great honour for The Martlet to have one of our articles shared with over one million readers," said Karas.  "We plan to keep John Stackhouse very busy when he visits our newsroom."

The Globe and Mail is Canada's national newspaper, delivering trusted national and international news, business, arts, sports, lifestyle and automotive content to engaged and influential Canadians through its portfolio of newspaper, magazine, online and mobile assets.

The Martlet is an independent weekly student newspaper at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia.

SOURCE Globe and Mail

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For more information and to arrange an interview with winning contributor Karolina Karas of The Martlet:

Emily Abrahams    
416-969-2724     
eabrahams@environicspr.com  
Melissa Galati
416-969-2708
mgalati@environicspr.com

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