The Eagle is American University’s student-run newspaper, first published in 1925. During the academic year, The Eagle is published twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays. It is usually 8 or 12 pages. Traditionally, two summer issues are published, the second of which comes out during Welcome Week and is called the D.C. guide issue. This issue features general information about the District and school, geared mainly toward new students. The Eagle is a consistently award-winning publication. According to their Web site, theeagleonline.com,The Eagle won five Society of Professional Journalists Region 2 Mark of Excellence Awards for 2007: first place in Breaking News Photography, second place in Breaking News Reporting and Feature Photography, and third place in Editorial Writing and Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper. Individual Eagle editors, writers and cartoonists have also won various journalism awards and scholarships for their work. The Eagle is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press, McClatchy Tribune wire service and U-Wire, which syndicates to a national audience.
The Eagle has a circulation of 8,000 and a popular Web site, http://www.theeagleonline.com.