About Us

Collegiate Times

The Collegiate Times, Blacksburg's oldest newspaper, was established in 1903 at Virginia Tech. It began as a sports-oriented newspaper, but has grown into a student-run, weekly publication covering campus news, features, sports and opinions. Collegiatetimes.com started in 1998 as a complement to the print edition of the Collegiate Times and has since grown to include breaking news, multimedia and dynamic databases. The website, which sees over 1.2 million pageviews annually, is staffed by dedicated student journalists, web developers and multimedia producers in 365 Squires Student Center on the Virginia Tech campus.

The paper is published on Tuesday of the academic year, except during exams and breaks, and has a circulation of 5,000. The Collegiate Times maintains its offices in 365 Squires Student Center. Collegiate Times advertising is managed by MediaMate.

Interested in joining? Fill out this form or submit an email to the editor in chief at editor@collegiatetimes.com.

The Collegiate Times holds membership in the Associated Collegiate Press and the Virginia Press Association.

The Collegiate Times is a division of the Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech, Inc., a student-run corporation also consisting of the Bugle, WUVT, VTTV and Silhouette.


Our Core Values

Impartiality means reporting, editing, and delivering the news honestly, fairly, objectively, and without opinion or bias. 

Credibility is the greatest asset of any news medium, and impartiality is the greatest source of credibility. 

To provide the most complete report, a news organization must not just cover the news, but uncover it. It must follow the story wherever it leads, regardless of any preconceived ideas on what might be most newsworthy. 

The pursuit of truth is a noble goal of journalism. But the truth is not always apparent or known immediately. Journalists’ role is therefore not to determine what they believe at that time to be the truth and reveal only that to their readers, but rather to report as completely and impartially as possible all verifiable facts so that readers can, based on their own knowledge and experience, determine what they believe to be the truth. 

When a news organization delivers both news and opinions, the impartiality and credibility of the news organization can be questioned. To minimize this as much as possible there needs to be a sharp and clear distinction between news and opinion, both to those providing and consuming the news.


Contact Information

Address: 365 Squires Student Center, 290 College Ave., Blacksburg, VA 24061

News Tips: newstips@collegiatetimes.com

Office Phone: 540-231-9865

Advertising & Classifieds: All advertising in the Collegiate Times is managed by MediaMate.

MediaMate Email: orders@mymediamate.com

MediaMate Phone: 888-897-7711

Corrections: editor@collegiatetimes.com

Letters to the Editor: opinionseditor@collegiatetimes.com

Photo Reprints: Visit our reprints website to order photos.


Editorial Staff

Ashley Long
Editor in Chief
Email: editor@collegiatetimes.com
Emily Hannah
Tori Walker
Managing Editors
Email: managingeditors@collegiatetimes.com
Adiah Gholston
Benjamin Walls
News Editors
Email: newseditor@collegiatetimes.com
Claire Castagno
Devin Shepard
Amber Williams
Sports Editors
Assistant Sports Editor
Email: sportseditor@collegiatetimes.com
Emily Carter
Lifestyles Editor
Email: lifestyleseditor@collegiatetimes.com
Donya Momenian
Lexi Solomon
Opinions Editors
Email: opinionseditor@collegiatetimes.com
Ethan Candelario
Anisha Kohli
Photo Editors
Email: photoeditor@collegiatetimes.com
Abby Evans
John McBride
Copy Editors
Celina Ng
Heather Trobridge
Sydney Johnson
Design Editors
Assistant Design Editor

Business Staff

Taylor Gerrells
Business Manager
Email: business@collegiatetimes.com

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