Fourth Estate

Fourth Estate is available in print every Monday with breaking news and exclusive Mason content online daily.

Fourth Estate Newsstand Location Map

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Fourth Estate is George Mason University’s official student-run newspaper that serves Mason’s 41,000+ students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Print editions hit newsstands every Monday and breaking news is updated online daily during the academic year. Fourth Estate showcases in-depth features, investigative reporting, and insights into campus life with weekly distribution to Mason’s Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William campuses.

Newspaper Logo Progression

Mason’s student-run newspaper dates back to 1963 and the founding of The Gunston Ledger. The newspaper was renamed Broadside in 1969 and operated under that name until 2013 when Broadside merged with online news site Connect2Mason to create Fourth Estate in an effort to better serve the needs of the Mason community.

Gunston Ledger Archives  |  Broadside Archives

Contact Fourth Estate:
(703) 993-2950
The Hub Suite 1201 (lower level next to Mail Services)

Fourth Estate
The Hub Suite 1201, MS 2C5
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030


Spring 2023 Staff:

Headshot Placeholder Image_0716Brad Byrne
(703) 993-2950


Headshot Placeholder Image_0716Kathryn Mangus
Faculty Advisor
(703) 993-3004

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