|The Lemon Press|
|Media Type:||Satirical magazine|
|University:||University of York|
|Other University Media:||Television - YSTV
Radio - URY
Newspaper - Nouse
Newspaper - York Vision
The Lemon Press is a satirical magazine at the University of York. The magazine is written for and run by students, who contribute all articles and perform the necessary production and publication works. The magazine, in its own words, is "York's longest running satire magazine". All content aims to be satirical or humorous and to deal with items of both campus and wider interest. Despite being originally conceived as an outlet for humour, satire and creative writing, the more recent issues of the magazine focus solely on humour and satire. The Lemon Press is a ratified society within YUSU, and is funded jointly by a yearly grant from YUSU and by advertising revenue.
The Lemon Press was founded in the summer of 2009 by Chris Burgess, Dave Walker, Elliott Gresswell and Joe Regan, with its first issue being launched in October of that year at the university's Freshers' Fair. In its first year of production the magazine produced three issues, and in subsequent years increased this to between four or five per year. While originally only the front and rear cover of the magazine were produced in colour, in 2011 the central spread was colourised, and in 2012 this expanded to the entire magazine, with the first full-colour issue being published in November 2012. As of December 2012, the magazine has published fourteen issues and is staffed by around sixty society members, who contribute in various ways.
In its first year of publication, the final pages of the magazine would often be themed around an alternative parody magazine, printed upside-down, however this practice was abandoned when the magazine introduced a unified design specification with its fourth issue in October 2010. This space has since been used either for advertising or full-page features, taking advantage of the colour ink available.
Current Information 
The Lemon Press society is currently chaired by Lois Stone, and the magazine is edited by Rosa Wright and Tim Godfrey. The publication currently includes 'News', 'Campus', 'Politics', 'Lifestyle', 'Entertainment', 'Arts' and ‘Science and Technology’ sections. Other features of the magazine include fake advertisements for consumer goods, by-lines at the top of pages containing spurious facts, 'News in Brief' stories, and cartoons.
The magazine's website was launched in February 2010 at . It features PDFs of the magazine for download, as well as original pieces written and uploaded between releases of the magazine. Unlike other campus papers such as Nouse or York Vision the magazine does not upload all written articles or images to its website. The website often hosts liveblogs of important events such as YUSU elections.
The Lemon Press won the 2010 National Union of Students (NUS) Award for ‘Best Student Media’, having existed for only one year. The magazine had been shortlisted alongside another University of York publication – Nouse – and the Cambridge University newspaper Varsity, which were founded in 1964 and 1947 respectively. The Lemon Press was also shortlisted for 'Best Society Newcomer' at the YUSU Awards 2010.