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Canadian University Press (CUP) is a national, non-profit co-operative, owned and operated by student newspapers from coast to coast. The oldest student news service in the world, and North America’s only student press co-operative, CUP is how student newspapers exchange stories and ideas.
CUP was formed in 1938 when editors from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg to discuss problems they faced covering national news. Once exclusively English, CUP is a bilingual organization, ensuring representation of both official languages thanks to its French-language branch, Presse Universitaire Canadienne. PUC has been developing steadily since the early 2000s and has grown to have two boast two part-time staffers and continues to develop and strengthen year by year.
CUP does not sell its services to newspapers. Instead, papers become owners and operators of the co-op. Members decide how CUP serves them, whether it’s providing training and resources or alerting them to job opportunities. CUP also recognizes the talent of its journalists by awarding the annual John H. Price McDonald Award for Excellence in Student Journalism. CUP is a community of student journalists, supporting our members at all times – especially when they need it most.