The Observer (Com 468) is a one or two credit class, which meets from 4-4:50 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays in Bouillon 144. The Observer has news, scene and sports reporters, as well as photgraphers, a copy desk and an online section. Working in one of the four sections will help those who want a paid editorial position in the future. The class helps reporters learn journalism and helps improve writing skills, which will help students get clips and build their resume. Photographers learn about the rule-of-thirds, among other photo lessons, and copy desk—the unsung heroes of the paper—help ensure The Observer doesn’t print any inaccurate information. Our online team is growing, just as our web-presence is.
For those interested in any of those positions, please enroll in the class or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also email if you are interested in freelancing.
The Observer is a public forum for student expression, in which student editors make policy and content decisions. The mission of the Observer is two-fold: to serve CWU as a newspaper and to provide training for students who are seeking a career in journalism. The Observer seeks to provide complete, accurate, dependable information to the campus and community; to provide a public forum for the free debate of issues, ideas and problems facing the community at large, and to be the best source for information, education and entertainment news. As a training program, the Observer is the practical application of the theories and principles of journalism. It teaches students to analyze and communicate information that is vital to the decision making of the community at large. It provides a forum for students to learn the ethics, values, and skill needed to succeed in their chosen career.