The Observer is the student-run, daily print and online newspaper serving Notre Dame and Saint Mary's. The organization was founded in 1966 by students at Notre Dame. The Observer is funded by advertising revenue and a subscription fee paid by students of both institutions. The Observer is editorially independent from the administrations of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's.
As stated in the editorial policy, news is reported as accurately and objectively as possible. The Observer is produced by amateur journalists, yet editors, reporters, photographers and designers strive to conduct themselves as professionals at all times.
The Observer publishes stories about local events and issues that affect students and staff members of both institutions. As an Associated Press newspaper, The Observer prints wire stories and graphics to inform readers of national and world news and sports.
Story ideas predominantly are generated by department editors and their staff reporters. Tips and story suggestions are always welcome from members of the Notre Dame and Saint Mary's community. Groups should pass along pertinent information to department editors at least one week before a planned event. Use the form on our Web site "Share your News" to send tips and suggestions.
Editors are always willing to discuss The Observer's coverage of the Notre Dame and Saint Mary's community. They can be contacted at the phone numbers and e-mail addresses printed each day on the first page of the Viewpoint section and available on this site.