|Stands, stands everywhere, but not a paper to read. (Photo by Dasha Zolota/The Eyeopener)|
Well this is certainly weird. From The Eyeopener:
The Ryerson Free Press (RFP) will stop publishing for the foreseeable future after the abrupt departure of editor-in-chief Clare O’Connor, who is now entrenched in legal proceedings with the Continuing Education Students’ Union of Ryerson (CESAR), the paper’s publisher.
“Through a series of unfortunate events, it appears that our October issue is postponed indefinitely,” said James Burrows, the RFP’s news editor, in documents obtained by The Eyeopener.
“I unfortunately can’t [say] any more than that, as I don’t know any more, other than we no longer have an [editor-in-chief] and there appears to be no plans on the part of CESAR, our publisher, to hire one.”
One of Ryerson’s three campus newspapers, the RFP is an alternative publication aimed at part-time and continuing education students.
It is largely staffed by members of CESAR and publishes on a monthly basis.
O’Connor, who was in her first semester as editor-in-chief of the RFP after taking the reins from long-time editor Nora Loreto, published the September issue of the paper before her departure. Under the RFP’s mandate, they are unable to publish both online and print articles without a sitting editor-in-chief.
The circumstances surrounding O’Connors departure and the status of her legal proceedings with CESAR remain murky.