For the first time in over 50 years, Canadian University Press’s
members-only newswire service has been made accessible to the general
Canadian University Press (CUP) has created a new portal for student-oriented and post-secondary news in Canada. The organization is making its newswire service accessible to the general public for the first time. It has run a members-only newswire for newspapers for over 50 years.
CUP was founded in 1938 in Winnipeg. The newswire service launched in
1959 when “members began mailing nationally relevant stories to each
other for publication.”
“The decision was made to bolster the profile of our members’ work and give them the national support needed to gain real-world opportunities within the industry after graduation. Our constitution states that the purpose of our organization is to ‘unite, strengthen and support the Canadian student press,’ and that’s exactly what this initiative achieves,” Danielle Webb, national bureau chief and editor of the newswire, said in a press release.
“This initiative is really the formalization of our news service, which is the backbone of our organization,” said Erin Cauchi, president of the organization, in the same release.