After careful deliberation, the International Examiner has decided to continue with printing the newspaper once a month. We experimented with this printing schedule in Summer 2023, and the three-month trial period showed that monthly printing allows us to produce a higher quality newspaper, with more wide-ranging content and deeper storytelling. The extra time also enables staff to publish time-sensitive pieces online more promptly, with thoughtful consideration given to digital packaging and social media. The change also establishes a more sustainable workflow for our small team to deliver you timely, relevant coverage. Our next print issue will be published on Sept. 6, 2023, and will subsequently come out on the first Wednesdays of each month.
Though we are confident in this decision for now, ‘On the Fence Line’ columnist Felix Sitthivong made a compelling case in the last issue for print’s accessibility to our incarcerated readership and to others in our community with unreliable Internet access. The IE appreciates and values any feedback our readers may have on this decision, and with this in mind, we would like to reaffirm our commitment to serving you, all of our readers, near and far. Our job as a media organization is to bridge connections and promote critical thinking through collaborative participatory journalism. If we can raise the funds to build capacity within our operations, twice-a-month printing would absolutely be reconsidered. If you’d like to help us grow and sustain our work, please consider becoming a monthly donor at $5+/month. Thank you!
— Alexa Strabuk 譚文曠, Editor in Chief