After a near half-century of University of Central Florida news reporting, the Central Florida Future has made the decision to cease publication.
Run by students and alumni, the Gannett-owned newspaper has built a weekly circulation of 14,000, catering to students, faculty, and visitors on campus. From sports to breaking news to grand openings and university achievements, the Future has provided coverage spanning 48 years.
The decision by Gannett comes from changes in focus as the company moves forward. All full-time employees will be moved to FLORIDA Today.
“The recent investments Gannett has been making to build out the USA TODAY Network nationally and in the state of Florida have created new demands for our time and attention,” said Jeff Kiel, Gannett’s regional president, according to the Central Florida Future.
“We’re appreciative of the relationship with the University of Central Florida,” Kiel stated. “We hope to find new ways to continue to work with student journalists from the university.”
The Future will run its last print on August 4th to campus-goers.