About Us

Mission Statement

As Auburn University’s established student news organization, The Auburn Plainsman is dedicated to serve as the primary news and information source for Auburn University’s student, staff and administrative population.

The Auburn Plainsman is dedicated to:

  • Fostering the development of students’ skills in all aspects of journalism, business, and leadership by providing the resources needed by students to publish a newspaper and website
  • Enhancing the educational mission of Auburn University by providing training and learning opportunities for students in journalism, business and media production
  • Upholding the highest standards of journalism by teaching and promoting professional standards, ethics, and First Amendment rights and responsibilities
  • Serving the Auburn University community by providing student-run media that serve as a forum for free expression, an exchange of ideas, and a respected means of disseminating news and information, thus fulfilling a role essential to the health of a vibrant university in a democratic society. 

About The Auburn Plainsman

The Auburn Plainsman is the award-winning student newspaper affiliated with Auburn University. The editorial and business staffs consist of University students who produce this weekly print and daily online publication. Any student may apply to be a part of The Auburn Plainsman staff.

The print publication is available free for all Auburn University students and faculty every Thursday at various locations on campus.

Contact Information

*The Auburn Plainsman is an editorially independent publication. Student editors and managers determine the editorial content, coverage and policies without interference from faculty, staff or University administration.

Applications for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 are now available.