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The Western Journal is the official student newspaper of Western Oregon University. It is published weekly during fall, winter and spring terms under the authority of the Student Media Board. The Western Journal Newspaper, published for use by Western students, faculty and staff, is private property. A single copy of the Journal is free from newsstands. Unauthorized removal of multiple copies will be considered theft and is prosecutable.

Mission Statement

The Western Journal has at the heart of its mission publishing news, information, and opinion articles for and about student, faculty, and administration activities, interests, and policies; maintaining a high ethical standard with regard to personal and legal rights, responsibilities, and above all else, accuracy; providing a public forum that encourages and prints free and responsible expression of student opinion and presents well-balanced, locally researched issues of broader student interests; striving for a high level of competency in the technical aspects of writing, including grammar, spelling, clarity, and precision; welcoming diversity and increasing the scope and depth of its coverage in order to heighten mutual understanding and awareness throughout the entire campus community; and fostering the development of professional journalism at Western Oregon University in light of the campus’s lack of a formal journalism program.

The Western Journal’s Staff

 

 

Stephanie Blair
Editor-in-Chief
journaleditor@wou.edu

 

Zoë Strickland
Managing Editor
journalmanaging@wou.edu

 

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Jade Rayner
Copy Editor
journalcopy@wou.edu

 

 

 

Samantha Dunaway
News Editor
journalnews@wou.edu

 

 

 


Caity Healy
Lifestyle Editor
journalcampuslife@wou.edu

 

 

 

Simson Garcia
Sports Editor
journalsports@wou.edu

 

 

TBD
Entertainment Editor
journalentertainment@wou.edu

 

Darien Campo
Designer
journaldesigner@wou.edu

Elissa Sorenson
Designer
journaldesigner@wou.edu

Paul F. Davis
Photo Editor
journalphoto@wou.edu

 

 

TBD
Online Media Manager
journalweb@wou.edu

 

 

TBD
Advertising Manager
journaladvertising@wou.edu

 

 

 

 

TBD
Distribution Manager

 

Rhys Finch, MBA
Student Media Adviser
finchr@wou.edu
503-838-9697

 

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The Western Journal
Student Media Department
Terry House
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361