NOTE: Recruitment for the Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 ended on April 5, 2017 at 11:45 p.m. For information regarding recruitment for Fall 2017 – Spring 2016, email

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A nationally recognized and award-winning college newspaper, The Signal focuses on providing quality, timely and accurate reporting on the city of Atlanta and the community of Georgia State University. The university now boasts the second largest number of in-state alumni and thousands of faculty and administrators.


How to sharpen your skills 

Whether you’re a writer or a photographer, working for The Signal will help you improve the quStaffality of your craft.

How to work effectively as a team 

Reporters, photographers, designers and editors collaborate to produce a newspaper everyone can take pride in.

How to meet deadlines  

One of the most important concepts of journalism, deadlines hold everyone responsible for their own work in order to put the paper out every week.

How to use your resources 

Through social media, library research and countless phone calls, staffers at The Signal learn quickly how to obtain the information they need.



Staff 2Reporters write at least one story a week covering Georgia State and Atlanta, constantly sharpening their journalistic skills.

Photographers  have the opportunity to capture live news and learn the skills to tell a story with your photographs.

Designers use their ingenuity and innovation to keep the paper looking fresh as they master InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Illustrators use their imaginations as they create eye-catching artwork and sarcastic political cartoons.

Marketing staffers create inventive campaigns to publicize the newspaper to attract advertisers

Advertising works with internal and external clients to boost exposure to the Georgia State community through The Signal’s resources.

Podcasting publishes once per week bringing students information from The Signal through a different medium.

*All majors welcomed. The Signal accepts any work done in class as clip samples.

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