As Auburn University’s official student newspaper, the principal mission of The Auburn Plainsman is to serve as the primary print news and information source for Auburn University’s student, staff and administrative population. The Plainsman promotes the highest standards of journalism while endeavoring to be an award-winning student publication and serving as a learning laboratory for journalism, marketing, graphic art and photography students. To this end, The Auburn Plainsman continually strives to adapt to the changing technology required for the production of a professional and successful newspaper by providing state-of-the-art equipment and facilities of the highest quality. The Auburn Plainsman strives to retain a professional staff in conjunction with student workers dedicated to instilling the values of sound business practice, excellence in monetary stewardship, and ethics in journalism while providing academic advising and oversight to its student workers.
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. Please reference the Work @ The Auburn Plainsman section.
The print publication is available free for all Auburn University students and faculty every Thursday at various locations around campus.
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.