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GuHu tries another refresh

A society changing things up.

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The University of Guelph-Humber’s Media Society, known as GuHu, has ramped up a sort of rebrand in the last week ahead of the September start of the fall semester.

GuHu is known by its events and television programming, including shows with special guests. One area where it promises to deliver on this year, according to the posts, is the journalism side of the society.

The journalism division of GuHu formally launched in February 2017 under the leadership of then-third year and future Emerge Magazine editor-in-chief Warren Schlote, reported the Radix.

That fall, as the college strike impacted Guelph-Humber, the founder of The Post inquired as to whether GuHu would start reporting online and if they would accept members to write for the society.

At the time, there was indications that there would be reporting opportunity for outside the classroom and not tied to academics, but none arose.

Without any other options, The Avro Post was launched.

However, this year, it appears as though there could be a journalism wing that comes back into play and there is also a new branding theme that appears to have come about on GuHu’s social media.

One graphic depicts the different areas that GuHu participates in and one of them listed is “journalism” with a newspaper icon above it. Another graphic says that, with GuHu, students can “bring your stories to life” and “practice media industry skills”.

Currently, the society’s website is in a “maintenance mode”, a status that it has carried for a significant part of August. It is not made clear why but asks visitors to return “in a few days”.

Screen capture of GuHu website on Aug. 25, 2019.

Only time will tell if GuHu will offer digital campus journalism in text form beyond the broadcasting work that they have carried out in previous years. The Post has reached out for comment. ■

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