The Argus is completely, and importantly, independent from the University—we receive no University funding, and Argus workers do not receive academic credit. The resulting product benefits every member of the campus community—in addition to our website, 500 copies of The Argus are published each Tuesday and Friday, available to students, prospective students, faculty, staff, and Middletown residents. Thank you so much for your support!
If you are interested in supporting the Argus in other ways, please contact [email protected].
Where does my "General Donation" go?
The majority of your donation will go towards the salaries of our student workers—specifically our copy editors, layout editors, financial manager, distribution manager, and web editor. We pay hard-working students who put in tremendous time and energy, helping The Argus produce content that is both accurate and relevant to the campus community. Our student workers are essential to ensuring that the newspaper remains factually and grammatically correct, visually appealing, readable, and efficient. Paying these students is crucial for accessibility and socioeconomic diversity on the paper, as it allows a wider array of students to contribute who may be financially unable to invest their time in an unpaid endeavor. In addition to student worker salaries, donations also go towards maintaining our office space and funding Argus-sponsored events, such as the Argus speaker series.
What is the Argus Voices Fund?
The Argus Voices Fund is a program that offers 5 paid reporting positions to students of color from low-income backgrounds to increase the accessibility of student journalism and take active strides toward making our newsroom more representative of the communities we cover. We recognize that our current reporting positions—all of which are unpaid—are only realistic for students from more privileged backgrounds. For students supporting themselves financially through college, working at a student paper with no pay is a considerable hardship that serves as an inherent barrier to accessing journalism opportunities. This largely accounts for the over representation of white reporters in student newsrooms.
For more information about the program, click here.