LSU’s Office of Student Media will host a strategy meeting this month for students and alumni who want to join the discussion about the future of the university’s student media offerings, including The Daily Reveille newspaper.
Student media director Steve Buttry, in an email to interested parties, stressed that no decisions will be made at the meeting or have been made.
The Advocate recently reported that discussions have been raised of paring The Daily Reveille’s printing schedule back to once or twice a week.
News of the potential reduction has created concerns among some vocal alums and students.
A petition calling for the decision to ultimately be left up to students had garnered about 130 signatures as of Thursday afternoon.
In his email, Buttry stressed that the goal of his public meeting is to include diverse voices in the ongoing discussion.
“We hope that people who have expressed interest in the future of The Daily Reveille and other Student Media matters will join us for this discussion,” he wrote.
The meeting will take place at noon on Aug. 22 in the Holliday Forum in the Journalism Building.
Those who are unable to attend will be able to join the meeting online or by telephone.
Buttry said he’s seeking student volunteers to also live-stream the meeting online. A follow-up conference call will be held at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24.