About The GW Hatchet
The GW Hatchet is an editorially and financially independent student newspaper serving The George Washington University community in downtown Washington, D.C. First published Oct. 5, 1904, it is the second oldest continuously published newspaper in the District, after The Washington Post.
The GW Hatchet publishes twice each week during the academic year on Mondays and Thursdays.
The Society of Professional Journalists named The Hatchet the best non-daily student newspaper in the nation in 2003 and 2007. The Hatchet is also a winner of the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award, in 2005 and 2008, and Online Pacemaker, in 2006 and 2008 and 2010, and a national finalist for both awards in 2007. In 2009, The Hatchet won 15 SPJ Mark of Excellence regional awards, the most for any newspaper in the region.
The newspaper is produced by Hatchet Publications, Inc., an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is headquartered in a townhouse at 2140 G St. N.W. in the heart of Foggy Bottom.
To contact The Hatchet, please see our contact page.
- How to join The Hatchet
- Where to find the paper
- Publishing Policy, Copyright Notice and Photo Reprints
- Board of Directors
- Corrections Policy
- Letters to the Editor
- Advertising and Classifieds
- Cosponsorships for Student Organizations
- Dates of Publication
- Print and Online Archives
- Independence from the University
- Awards and History
- Hatchet Alumni
How to join The Hatchet
Many Hatchet staff members start out with little experience. If journalism is something you're interested in, we've got a spot for you. Whether it's writing, reporting, photography, graphic design, Web development, or multimedia, we've got a spot for you.
Where to find the paper
Aside from keeping up to date at gwhatchet.com, you can find The Hatchet at nearly 80 locations across the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses. The paper is available in most major residence halls and campus buildings, but look here to find exactly where you can pick up a copy and learn about getting a subscription.
Publishing Policy, Copyright Notice and Photo Reprints
The Hatchet is produced by Hatchet Publications, Inc., an independent, non-profit corporation. All inquiries, comments and complaints should be addressed to the Board of Directors, which has sole authority for the content of this publication. Comments and other correspondence can be mailed to The GW Hatchet, Attn: Board of Directors, 2140 G Street NW,
The GW Hatchet
Attn: Board of Directors
2140 G Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
Fax: (202) 994-1309
Opinions expressed in signed columns and cartoons are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Hatchet. The Hatchet's editorials represent the opinions of the newspaper's Editorial Board.
All content of The Hatchet is copyrighted and may not be reproduced without written authorization from the editor in chief. We extend readers the right to link to our stories and to provide the headline and the first paragraph of the story on their Web sites.
Photo reprints may be made available for commercial use or to professional news organizations for a fee and the written permission from the editor. Interested publications should contact email@example.com. Photo reprints for personal use may be purchased at www.hatchetphotos.com.
Board of Directors
Hatchet Publications, Inc., is managed by a professional general manager and overseen by a board of directors. The nine directors are the editor in chief; two other paid staff members; one GW student unaffiliated with The Hatchet; a journalism professor; and four professionals in the fields of law, business and journalism. The editor in chief serves as president of the corporation. The general manager, who is the corporation's treasurer, and general counsel serve ex officio on the board of directors.
The Hatchet never publishes information it knows to be false. However, in the event of an error, The Hatchet will publish a correction in a subsequent issue and correct the article, editorial, or column on The Hatchet's Web site.
The Hatchet welcomes comments or complaints about errors that warrant correction or clarification.
The Hatchet will not remove, hide, alter or edit content from the online archive unless there is a proven substantial inaccuracy that would require a published correction. It is at the editor's discretion to clarify or otherwise amend the published article in the archive. All stories found to be reported fairly, accurately, and truthfully shall remain as part of the historical record.
Letters to the Editor
Deadlines for submissions of letters to the editor and guest contributions to the opinions page are Friday at 5 p.m. for Monday issues and Tuesday at 5 p.m. for Thursday issues. They must include the author's name, year in school, title (if applicable), e-mail address and telephone number to be eligible for publication. The Hatchet does not guarantee publication under any circumstances and reserves the right to edit all submissions for space, grammar and clarity. Electronic submissions are preferred. All material becomes the property of The Hatchet and may be reproduced only with the written consent of the editor in chief and the originator of the material.
Advertising and Classifieds
Cosponsorships for Student Organizations
The Hatchet offers registered GW student organizations the opportunity to advertise for free through its cosponsorship program.
Dates of Publication
The Hatchet publishes twice per week during the academic year, on Mondays and Thursdays. Publication dates are listed in The Hatchet's online media kit.
Print and Online Archives
The Hatchet's 106 volumes of print archives are maintained by the Gelman Library,located at 2130 H St. N.W. The Hatchet's online archive currently dates to Oct. 23, 1997, and includes digitized versions of some print editions and front pages.
Independence from the University
While The Hatchet is staffed by GW students, it is completely financially and editorially independent. Editorial decisions are made solely by The Hatchet's staff and Board of Directors. The paper receives no money from directly from the University except revenue generated from any advertisements sold to the University.
Awards and History
The Society of Professional Journalists named The Hatchet the best non-daily student newspaper in the nation in 2003 and 2007. The Hatchet is also a winner of the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award, in 2005 and 2008, and Online Pacemaker, in 2006 and 2008, and a national finalist for both awards in 2007. In 2009, The Hatchet won 15 SPJ Mark of Excellence regional awards, the most for any newspaper in the region.
Did you previously work for The Hatchet? Keep in touch with us and your favorite collegiate co-workers at our Hatchet alumni site.