The College Tribune has announced that, due to teaching and learning remaining online for the remainder of the trimester, they shall also remain online only.
In a notice posted to their website on the 9th October, co-editors Luke Murphy and Stephen Kisbey-Green stated: “we regrettably can confirm The College Tribune will be posting content on our website only for the rest of the year”. In an email to The University Observer Murphy said that the decision was made “based on the decision by UCD to remain online for the rest of 2020” and that they are “hopeful that the turn of the year will re-introduce students to campus, and we will of course start printing when this happens”.
Last year the College Tribune projected a yearly expenditure of €8,014 before the closure of campus. When asked what impact this decision would have on finances, Murphy stated “We’re happy with how our finances are. We have a team who works incredibly hard to ensure we’re in a strong financial position”. Speaking to The University Observer, Murphy also stated that content will not be affected, saying “we have strong and enthusiastic writers in all of our sections who have been putting out quality content”.