About Us

Who We Are

The Samford Crimson is the student-run weekly newspaper of Samford University. It has a circulation of about 3,000 undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members. The paper began in 1915 as the Howard Crimson, and is now in its 101st year in print.

Students are responsible for nearly every aspect of the paper’s production: reporting, photography, online content, layout and graphic design, social media, editing and managing advertisements. The Crimson is under the direction of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, but students from every major and experience level can participate on the staff.



The Crimson tied for 8th place in the Best College Newspaper contest at the 2013-2014 Southeast Journalism Conference. Its reporters took home eleven awards at the 2014-2015 conference and eight awards in 2013-2014 for their work in layout, graphic design, photography, illustration and writing for news, arts and entertainment, sports, opinion and special events.

Editor-in-Chief Emily Featherston placed second in the 2014-2015 news writing competition and received an honorable mention in the on-site page layout contest.

Features Editor Jimmy Lichtenwalter placed fourth in the 2014-2015 arts and entertainment writing competition.

Opinion Editor Grace Miserocchi placed seventh in the 2014-2015 magazine layout designer competition.


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