After many long discussions, we have decided to end the crowdfunding campaign and cease print production of the paper, moving forward as an online-only publication.
We’ve made this decision after realising that even if we did manage to raise our target of £2,000 we wouldn’t be able to sustain the print production of the newspaper beyond the first term. Our initial plan was to use the crowdfund as a way of bridging the gap whilst more long term solutions were found, however accessing sufficient forms of advertising, sponsorship and funding has proven impossible.
As such, we believe that instead of continuing to struggle as a print publication, we should spend the year honing our skills online with less financial pressures and more creative freedom. In terms of donations the we have recieved, our crowdfunding page has been removed and everyone who donated will be refunded. We would like to give a massive thank you to everyone who pledged and gave us hope that the Anchor could continue in print form!
We would also like to extend our gratitude to Gorkana Jobs and FXU, for their ongoing financial support. The money they have kindly given us will go towards the development of a new website and allow us to produce high quality content on a much more consistent basis. We hope to lead an online student publication which the universities and students can be proud of!
We’re all so excited to see what the future brings and hope you can continue supporting us in this new venture for the Falmouth Anchor!
~ The Falmouth Anchor Committee ~