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Interested in Working for The Spectator?

Are you interested in working on The Spectator?

The Spectator is the independent student newspaper of Valdosta State University. We are a student organization on campus with one faculty adviser. The rest of the staff is entirely students. Students make all editorial decisions about what runs in the paper and on the news site.

Our staff includes writers, photographers, editors, graphic designers, mobile app designers, marketing and advertising staff. If you’d like to become a part of the Spectator team, please let us know!

We encourage people from all majors to make inquiries, not just journalists.

1)  Contact Dr. Ted Geltner, senior adviser, at tageltner@valdosta.edu.


2) Call the Spectator newsroom at (229) 333-5688.

To become involved with The Spectator’s advertising and marketing team, click here.

We are always interested in hearing from new talent!



  1. The 2016 Presidential election is fast approaching. A question every voter should ask is, “Will my vote for a president count or will it be a victim of Vote Suppression?” Because of the All-or-Nothing approach we use with the Electoral College results, many votes for president are swept aside!

    Because of Vote Suppression many experience their political voices (votes) silenced if they’re not among the majority of their state. 56,431,932 votes (Democrats and Republicans) in 2012 were not part of the Electoral College results because of Vote Suppression! Your vote is your voice and it should matter regardless of whom you vote for or where you live. Vote Suppression is real, non-partisan, and affects everyone.

    Equal Voice Voting is a proportional voting approach that is the fairest offered, closely aligns Electoral College results with the popular vote on a state-by-state basis, doesn’t require a Constitutional amendment, and stops Vote Suppression.

    The first step for any change is to become aware of an issue. A free book (Make Your Vote Count!) is available at http://www.equalvoicevoting.com that reviews the last nine presidential elections and shows what could have occurred if Equal Voice Voting had been used instead.

    Second, simply talk! Sharing your views with others in an honest dialogue is essential for change.

    Third, encourage your legislators to put their constituents first and stop Vote Suppression. Get your state to participate in this cause that affects so many.

    Finally, (if you are 18 or older) be sure to vote, regardless of which presidential candidate you favor. Other political offices and local issues need you to be involved! Voting matters!

  2. Stop lying saying the answers to puzzles are online when they aren’t! I’ve searched this entire website and found nothing pertaining to puzzles. So either print the answers on a different page in the paper or give them the next day or here’s a brilliant idea POST THEM ONLINE LIKE YOUR BS SUBTITLE CLAIMES YOU DO!!!!!

  3. My daughter, Julie Jernigan is a student of VSU and will be a sophmore this next year. She has been writing articles each week in our local paper. Her first article she wrote was about “Collge Freshmen often get Home Sickness – But it can be overcome”. I thought this would be a great article for your Spectator paper in the fall especially for upcoming Freshmen.
    I would love to submit this article for your paper as a surprise for Julie. Her writings are excellent. She does plan to apply to work with the Spectator.
    Please let me know if I may submit her article to someone there.
    Please respond to my email and I will be glad to forward her article to you.
    Thanking you in advance for your interest.
    Proud mother
    Sherry Jernigan

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