The first issue of The Red & Black was published on November 24, 1893. We've come a long way over the past 127 years. Today we publish daily at redandblack.com, reaching more than 80,000 readers each week. During the COVID pandemic, our student newsroom adapted by adding even more online coverage and shifting to monthly print issues and a series of special publications. Traffic at redandblack.com has gone up more than 20% this year, as readers rely on The Red & Black newsroom for credible, independent and in-depth coverage of the important issues facing the University of Georgia and Athens communities.
What's even more exciting: Despite the pandemic, our mission of training the next generation of journalists hasn't slowed at all. In fact, more than 140 students enrolled in our recruitment training program in fall 2020.
This birthday campaign will run through December 1, 2020.
Our goal is to raise at least $5,000 from at least 127 donors. This will help us add more beat reporters in spring 2021 and to expand our training program.