Camp Lejeune's The Globe Ends Publication After 77 Years
Camp Lejeune’s newspaper, The Globe, is the only remaining printed newspaper in the U.S. Marine Corps. But after nearly eight decades of publication, the newspaper will print its final issue next month.
The weekly publication started in 1944 after the commanding general of Camp Lejeune Maj. Gen. Henry Louis Larsen saw the need for a larger newspaper to replace The New River Pioneer. Over the last 77 years, The Globe has published about 3,800 editions, winning numerous journalism awards.
“The Marine Corps at large has moved away from written publications and gone all digital, so for us it made sense,” said Nat Fahy, the Director of Communications, Strategy and Operations with Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
Fahy added the decision to discontinue The Globe will allow for more timely news and information to be distributed through the installation’s digital platforms.
“We have a lot of veterans in this area that enjoyed having a tangible edition of The Globe, and we can appreciate that. But the majority of our audience have moved on to social media, and we wanted to meet them there,” said Fahy.
The final issue, set to publish on Sept. 3rd, will focus on the journalists who covered stories for The Globe over the years. Bound copies of the newspaper are preserved at the base library, and will eventually be made available online.
“Ultimately, people are going to be able to visit our historical copies of The Globe and relive their history and it will be in a searchable database format,” said Fahy. “We can’t wait to showcase that.”