The Linc is the independent, multi-award winning, student-run publication from the University of Lincoln, in the UK.
Founded in 2007 by Dave Lee, the newspaper quickly became the premier source of information on student-related topics. The Linc covered some of the most important stories on and around campus, and established a solid online presence.
At the 2008 University of Lincoln Students’ Union Media Awards, The Linc won the Headline of the Year, Best Reporting, Innovation Award, Sporting Chance, getting the most awards in the competition. The crowning title, Editor of the Year, was awarded to Dave Lee.
During 2008/2009, under new editor Daniel Ionescu, the publication consolidated its online presence, having exclusive online content and breaking stories next to the stories published in the printed version.
At the 2009 University of Lincoln Students’ Union Media Awards, The Linc swept the awards panel again, winning Headline of the Year, Best Reporting and the Best Supporting Individual, Daniel Ionescu getting the Editor of the Year award. Daniel Ionescu continued as editor in the 2009/2010 academic year.
From September 2009, The Linc became the only student publication in Lincoln to feature daily content updates online, at the same time having three printed issues.
In November 2009, The Linc has been shortlisted by the Guardian as having one of the best student websites in the country. The Linc was part of the final 21 shortlisted for the Guardian Student Media Awards 2009, which has seen over 800 applications that year.
The Linc‘s coverage of the 2010 General Election was recognised by the BBC when it was one of three shortlisted for an Innovation Award at the BBC North Developing Talent conference.
In November 2013, The Linc was awarded yet another title, winning the Broadcast Journalism Training Council’s website of the year.
The Linc Editors
- 2007-2008: Dave Lee
- 2008-2010: Daniel Ionescu
- 2010: Shane Croucher
- 2011: Charlotte Reid
- 2011-2012: Jonathan Cresswell
- 2012-2013: David Wriglesworth
- 2013-2014: Tom Larken
- 2014-present: Chris Gray