Founded in 1973 after New York University’s University Heights and Washington Square campuses merged, Washington Square News delivers news daily to thousands of readers around NYU’s Manhattan and Brooklyn campuses, Greenwich Village, Brooklyn Heights, NYU’s 12 global campuses and beyond. Content is published five days a week during the academic year, as well as in a weekly print edition, and offers news, culture, arts, editorial, sports coverage, photos and videos from around campus and New York City, in conjunction with our magazine, Under the Arch.
Our organization is run by NYU undergraduates. Washington Square News is fueled by students with a diverse array of interests such as reporting, writing, editing, coding, photography, video production, design, illustration and business.
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Access to our archives (see below)
Comment policy (see below)
Conduct and ethics (see below)
Editorial Board (see below)
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Though much of WSN’s recent content is archived online, the newspaper does have physical archives dating back to 1977. If you want to access the archives that aren’t available online, contact the editor at [email protected].
WSN requires its staff and writers to behave in a professional manner and adhere to industry-standard guidelines for reporting. We seek to find the truth and report it while minimizing the risk of harm, protecting sources and striving for honesty and accuracy in what we publish. We use the Society for Professional Journalists code of ethics as a baseline.
Comments are approved by the WSN management team prior to publishing live on the site. Comments are only not approved if the message is bigoted, unjustifiably targeted toward a certain individual/group or spam content. These decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
WSN’s Editorial Board is composed of the Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor and senior editors from the opinion section. Opinions expressed in the house editorial reflect the views of WSN’s Editorial Board. A full list of past editorials can be found here.
The following editors are members of the Editorial Board, for a term extending between August and December 2022: Arnav Binaykia, Rachel Cohen, Alexandra Cohen and Jules Roscoe.
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