About

Illustration by Brazil Gaffney-Knox

Arthur Newspaper was established in 1966 as Trent University and Peterborough-Nogojiwanong's independent student press. Arthur is free from administrative and commercial controls. We strive to protect that position by defending our editorial autonomy, and inviting public conversation on educational, social, economic, environmental and political issues.  Our goal as an online and print publication is to be valuable, constructive, informative and critical of developments in the Peterborough-Nogojiwanong and Trent community.  

Arthur’s uniqueness stems from its creation by students, for students. It was founded by alumnus Stephen Stohn (‘66-’69), who saw the importance of creating a media outlet to represent student interests in Peterborough-Nogojiwanong. He sought help from the Peterborough Examiner, and demonstrated how students can make meaningful contributions to their communities. We see Arthur as an integral part of Peterborough’s media landscape – a bridge between the city and the university. We aim to help the next generation of journalists build skills and find their fervour for independent media. 

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arthur has moved its operations online for the time being. Prior to this, Arthur was published weekly and distributed free of charge in Peterborough-Nogojiwanong and on the Trent Peterborough campus.
  • Arthur is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors.
  • Arthur receives a $11.29 non-refundable levy from undergraduate students of Trent University.
  • The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the Arthur staff or its Board of Directors.