Fourth Estate is available in print every Monday with breaking news and exclusive Mason content online daily.
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Fourth Estate is George Mason University’s official student-run newspaper that serves Mason’s 39,000+ 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. In addition, Student Media has partnered with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) to distribute Fourth Estate twice monthly on all six of NOVA’s area campuses, dramatically broadening readership.
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.
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- Sophomore A-10 Men’s Outdoor Field Performer of the Year ilamagde
- Letter From the Editor Basma Humadi
- Letter From the Editor Alexander Shedd
- Leadership is Paving Pathways and Opening Doors Elijah Nichols
- The Balance of Mental Health Susan Katherine