ABOUT JOURNALISM

Tell stories that make an impact. Think critically about issues students face on campus and around New York City. Our reporters ask tough questions and develop source relationships with administrators, faculty, students, and staff alike.We publish online five days a week during the academic year, as well as in a weekly print edition. 

NEWS

News strives to make an active intervention in the Columbia community by holding administrators, student leaders, and other people in power accountable for the decisions they make through rigorous and fair reporting.

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OPINION

Opinion serves as a platform to guide and reflect campus discourse. Opinion staff recruit and edit op-eds submitted by members of the community that offer readers a wide range of perspectives.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

A&E highlights issues facing student artists across both visual and performance disciplines. Through reviews, reports, and profiles, its provides a platform for the voices of student artists.

SPORTS

In addition to keeping readers up-to-date on the latest games, Sports keeps Columbia Athletics accountable for the program they offer students and highlights the experiences of the hundreds of student-athletes that play for the Light Blue.

 

THE EYE

The Eye is Spectator’s long-form magazine. Through narrative writing and visuals, it seeks to investigate and humanize issues facing community members both on campus and in the Morningside Heights and West Harlem neighborhoods. It also produces The Ear, a biweekly podcast.

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COPY

Copy ensures that every piece of content published by Spectator is as accessible and precise as possible with correct grammar and spelling. It is one of the final lines of accountability for Spectator, fact checking every sentence published by the organization and ensuring that each story adheres to  Spectator's Style Guide.

 

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AARON HOLMES

Managing Editor | 142nd Spectator Managing Board

“If you want to make a tangible impact on Columbia, Spectator is the place for you. Our journalism goes far beyond writing—we ask hard questions, seek out the truth, and hold those in power accountable for how their actions affect Columbia students. Working as a student journalist for Spectator will make you a better critical thinker, communicator, and leader.”


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