WT newspaper publishes final print copy

The Prairie
The Prairie, which has served as the student-run campus newspaper for 100 years at West Texas A&M University and is housed in the Department of Communication, has published its final printed version.

“We no longer have a print issue,” Dr. Nancy Garcia, adviser for The Prairie News, said “While we no longer have a newspaper, we will continue producing news and focusing our efforts on publishing for a digital audience on our website theprairienews.com.”

The organization has chosen to rebrand to keep up with the transition into the digital world. The paper was originally published on Oct. 20, 1919, and the final issue was released 100 years later, Oct. 21, 2019.

“While we are saddened to see the print issue go, we will continue to uphold journalistic values and provide WT with stories that represent the diversity of our campus,” Garcia said, “The Prairie News will continue to be a place of learning where students can explore the wide variety of opportunities that the digital media world offers.”