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Who We Are
The Blue & Gray Press is the University of Mary Washington’s student-run weekly newspaper. Established in 1922 as the Bullet, the newspaper has served as a valuable source of student expression for nearly 100 years. In its coverage, the Blue & Gray Press strives to highlight the UMW community, as well as deliver high-quality, fair and accurate coverage on the issues important to our students.
All undergraduate UMW students are welcome to contribute to the newspaper, which is entirely student-managed and published without prior review from faculty. The Blue & Gray Press publishes twelve issues a semester on Thursdays.
Why We Need Your Support
The Blue & Gray Press is currently the only student-run publication on campus, so it plays a vital role in our campus community. Many students utilize the newspaper to express opinions, build portfolios and to gain experience. In addition to serving as a vital component of the journalism special major and journalism minor, the newspaper extends an experiential learning opportunity to students of all majors to gain experience in writing, interviewing, investigating, photography, editing, layout and design, digital studies, marketing, and management.
How Your Gift Will Help
The generosity of donors will help support the free student press at UMW. Donations will directly aid the production of the print and online editions of the newspaper through the purchasing of much-needed equipment, including office supplies and cameras. Donations will also help improve the quality of articles by covering the cost of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.