First called the Normal News when founded in 1881, The Eastern Echo has served the Eastern Michigan University and Ypsilanti communities as an independent student newspaper for more than 130 years.
Interested in joining the Echo staff?
Go to the jobs page or contact the editor-in-chief with any questions.
Need a copy of a back issue?
Call 231-883-4652 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need advertising information?
Call 231-883-4652 or send a message to email@example.com or click on the Classifieds link in the menu above to post a classified ad.
Send all other inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Echo offices in King Hall are always open to members of the Eastern Michigan and Ypsilanti communities. Stop by for a chat and see the faces behind the newspaper.
To submit a “letter to the editor," please use fill out the form below. We ask for letters to be 200 - 300 words long.
To submit an op-ed, email email@example.com and put “Editorial” in the subject line. We recommend opinion editorials be 600 - 700 words long. Please include your full name and phone number so the editors can verify your identity. Local topics and authors are preferred.
We accept other forms of media (photo, video, and podcast) for consideration to be published. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
All submitted work becomes the property of The Echo, which reserves the right to edit it.
The Eastern Echo 229 King Hall Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Main office phone: (734) 487-1026
The 2018-19 Eastern Echo staff:
Editor-in-Chief: Andrew Lenzo, email@example.com or 616-304-9426
Advertising Manager: Kate Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-883-4652
Digital Editor: Arica Frisby, email@example.com
News Editor: Ashlee Buhler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts & Entertainment Editor: Prynsess Partridge, email@example.com
Sports Editor: Charles Post, firstname.lastname@example.org
Comics Editor: Nick Megdanoff, email@example.com
Opinions Editor: Austin Elliott, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adviser: Kate Mitchell, email@example.com or 734-487-1026
Fall and Winter semesters (September-April): Tuesdays except during the holiday break and spring break. During the Spring semester (May-June): every other Tuesday. The Echo website, www.easternecho.com, is updated continually throughout the year.
Drop by for a visit
The newspaper offices are currently located on the second floor of King Hall on Eastern Michigan's campus. After entering King's West door, The Echo offices are up the stairs and the first door on the left.
What does "independent" mean?
Per EMU Regents Policy and board practice, the Eastern Echo newspaper and other student-created media in the Department of Student Media operate independently in order to provide editorial freedom for the student editors. The Student Media Board of Directors provides oversight, and the director of Student Media administers the department on behalf of the board. The university and/or university administrators or officials do not dictate, preview, vet or veto content in the student-created media. All Echo employees are required to be at least part-time students at the university. The only full-time staff member is the department director who advises the editors and staff but does not exercise prior restraint on content matters. The director also oversees the day-to-day operations, including advertising sales, and implements department policies and procedures.
The Eastern Echo encourages readers to participate in a dialog on the news and information presented on The Echo website by submitting comments. Not all reader comments will be published, and some comments, after publication, will be removed if they are deemed offensive, off-topic, inflammatory or spam by the editors.
Reader comments that will be removed from The Echo site include but are not limited to:
- Hate speech or personal attacks
- Comments intended to incite violence
- Commenter pretending to be someone else
- Plagiarized comments or copyright infringement
- Spam and advertising
The editors do not pre-screen reader comments. Therefore, some unacceptable comments may appear online briefly until reviewed and removed by an editor.
Readers who feel a comment is unacceptable for any of the reasons stated above are encouraged to click on the “Flag for moderation” link below the comment and alert the editors. Readers are also encouraged to contact the editors directly by email at the addresses listed above.