The Bunion, Boston University’s satirical publication, announces its acquisition of The Daily Free Press, Boston University’s independent newspaper. The announcement comes amid concerns of fake news in the current media sphere, concerns The Bunion has taken to heart.

With the purchase of The Daily Free Press, The Bunion will be shifting its content to objective, fact-checked news and will step away from its old stance on articles and quizzes devoid of any journalistic integrity.

“A lot of our writers have been personally affected by fake news but we never batted an eye,” says Timothy Choi, Editor-In-Chief of The Bunion. “One day, we decided to take a good hard look at ourselves, and realized we were a big part of the problem.”

The Bunion announces also that it will be rebranding and will be operating under the name of The Daily Free Press, honoring the historic name and ensuring the legacy of the newspaper continues on for years and years to come.

All Daily Free Press staff will be notified of the termination of their positions later this afternoon.

About The Bunion: The Bunion was a satire news publication for the Boston University community created by Kevin Flynn on September 6th, 2012. The Bunion was meant for entertainment purposes only. All sources and quotes were fabricated. Not anymore.

About The Daily Free Press: The Daily Free Press, the independent student newspaper at Boston University, is published digitally Monday through Friday and printed on Thursdays during the academic year except during vacation and exam periods, as well as when there aren’t ads to help cover the cost of printing. Formerly, known as The Bunion.

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