The Samford Crimson is a student-led newspaper that has provided campus news since 1915. Howard College originally created The Howard Crimson in 1915. In 1965, it became The Samford Crimson. Since then, The Samford Crimson has included a weekly tabloid publication, a companion website and a social media presence. It has covered stories in the news, arts and life, sports, features and op-eds. 

The Crimson’s editorial staff consists of the editor-in-chief, public relations manager, news editor, arts & life editor, sports editor and photographer. The paper could not be complete without its staff and contributing writers. The media advisor plays a vital role in maintaining the integrity of The Crimson. He provides support, professional advice and guidance before and after the paper is printed and distributed across campus. 

Issues of the newspaper can be found throughout campus at popular student hangout spots on red newsstands. The Crimson’s office is in Ingalls Hall on the third floor.  


Submissions are accepted via email and must be made one week before the print date. Submissions may be edited for clarity and brevity. The Samford Crimson has the right to refuse to print a submission for any reason.

Submit story pitches, press releases, advisories and other content to crimson@samford.edu. Pitched articles should be 500-1000 words long and include images and accurately relevant quotes.