The official student-managed newspaper of Lane Community College is published every Thursday during Fall, Winter and Spring terms.
The Torch is an award-winning, student-produced, weekly campus newspaper with an average circulation of over 2,000. Published by authority of the Lane Community College Board of Education through the Media Commission, it is an autonomous newspaper free from censorship by the college administration, faculty, and student government.
The Torch serves three purposes: it provides news and information of importance and interest to Lane students and staff; serves as a learning laboratory for students of journalism, graphic arts, photography, publishing and advertising; and provides a communication channel for student commentary and debate. All Lane students may submit essays and letters for publication in the Torch.
The application to be the 2020/2021 Torch editor is open. The deadline to submit this form has been extended to June 19, 2020. Apply to be the Torch editor.
The electronic version of The Torch is hosted at www.lcctorch.com.
Contact the Torch
Charlie Deitz, News and Torch Advisor
Office: Center Building, Room 008
Opportunities with The Torch
There are some paid staff positions, for members of the editorial board. The editor in chief hires all staff positions. Students can get credit through the Cooperative Education program while working on The Torch. Internships are available for reporters, photographers, and graphic designers. Some positions are also available for Federal Work Study students.
Cooperative Education (Co-op) is an educational partnership between Lane Community College, the business community, and Lane students. Co-op links classroom theory and hands-on skills with real job experience. Students earn credit and gain invaluable work experience as an intern in The Torch.
For more information about Co-op contact Teresa Hughes (541) 463-3179 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also view our Media Kit at lcctorch.com/media-kit.
National College Journalism Convention
Two-year College Newspaper
San Francisco, Feb.28-March 3, 2013
The Torch was awarded first place in both the general excellence category and best design for community college newspapers from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association in 2010.
Additional awards include:
- First place: General Excellence, Best Design, Best Section, Best Special Section, Best Cartooning
- Second place: Best Writing, Best Columnist
- Honorable mention: Best Cartooning