The Journal, University of Illinois at Springfield Weekly Campus Newspaper

About the Journal

The Journal, the award-winning student newspaper at the University of Illinois at Springfield, publishes 2,000 copies each week and circulates throughout campus and to several off-campus sites, including the Illinois capitol.  See our Advertising page to learn more about placing your order for advertising space. 

Mission Statement

The Journal is the editorially independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Our mission is to publish news and feature stories, editorials and opinions relevant to the campus community while upholding the highest professional and ethical standards as outlined in The Journal Code of Conduct and Editorial Board By-laws and Procedures.

Letters to the Editor

Letters may be sent by e-mail or postal mail. See info at right.

Letters should be 300 words or less. Deadline for submitting letters is noon on Thursday of each week. For verification purposes and if questions should arise, letters must include the author's name, address, phone number, grade level and major (if a student).

We will not print phone numbers or addresses except city or housing complex. The editor will consider publishing letters some might view as “negative” or “critical,” but those letters, like all submitted letters, need to be well thought out, organized and provide examples to support the assertions made within the letter.

The editor reserves the right to reject letters for publication if they: (1) are potentially libelous; (2) are seen as a personal attack rather than analytical criticism on a particular person(s), organization or group; (3) fail to include the specifications mentioned above (inclusion of the author's name, address and phone number and not exceeding 300 words); (4) are offensive in that the material within the letter is any of the following: blatantly ageist, sexist, racist or homophobic; (5) are received past the deadline for the next issue.

Editorial/Guest Commentary

Journal editorials are the opinion of the newspaper's editorial board. Guest columns should be between 300-500 words. The Journal does not necessarily endorse opinions expressed in any column. The Journal recognizes the importance of providing a forum for our readers to express personal views. Questions may be directed to The Journal at (217) 206-NEWS.


Our Advertising Policy

The Journal does not knowingly accept advertisements that discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, disability, military status or sexual orientation, nor does it knowingly print ads that violate any local, state or federal laws.


Contact Us

(217) 206-7061 or
(217) 206-6397

(217) 206-7710

Email Address:

Postal Mail:
The Journal
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza
SAB 20
Springfield, IL 62703

Tell them "Thanks"