The Observer



The Observer is Central Washington University’s student-run newspaper.

Reporters can choose to write for news, scene and sports sections, or join as a photographer, a copy editor or online assistant.

Working in one of the 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 resumes. 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.

Policy Manual

Here’s where you can find out the policies that we are governed by:

Join us

To join, sign up for the two or three credit class (COM 468) that meets from 4-4:50 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays in Bouillon 102

For those interested in any of those positions, please enroll in the class or email [email protected].


The Observer has recently been awarded “Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper” by the Society of Professional Journalists and “Best of Show” from the Associated Collegiate Press convention in Los Angeles.










By the students, for the students of Central Washington University