The Fairfield Mirror
(or The Mirror
) is the student newspaper
of Fairfield University
in Fairfield, Connecticut
. It is financially and editorially independent of the University, and publishes weekly on Wednesday during the academic year with additional issues during commencement and orientation. The Mirror staff has won numerous Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists
The students of Fairfield University
founded and published the first edition of The Mirror
in 1977. The newspaper was founded after the merging of two prior publications: one produced under the supervision of the University (The Voice
), and one published independently (The Free Press and Review
).,The genesis of the change to The Mirror, was Ned Barnett. who as Editor-in-Chief of "The Voice", was one of the driving forces to create an independent newspaper. In addition, the University was seeking to limit its liability from the publication of a student-run media outlet.
The Mirror's first Editor-in-Chief was Robert M. "Doc" Dougherty, who was responsible for the editorial content, and Frank Godfrey, the Business Manager, who was responsible for the paper's finances and operations as an independent, incorporated entity.The paper was printed by Stratford Printing, and delivered weekly to campus dorms, classroom buildings, and the Campus Center.
The online edition was founded in 2000, and it was the first partner to have a signed... Read More