The Runner

About The Runner

The Runner is a laboratory newspaper published bi-weekly, in conjunction with the Department of Communications at California State University, Bakersfield. The Runner was born from a competition of ideas and vision, but it isn’t enough just to come out on top. To stay there takes perseverance. From the first issue in 1975, to this morning’s edition, The Runner has been there for the students of CSU Bakersfield, asking the questions and getting the stories. The Runner, The Runner Online, and Runner News Network –

By the students, for the future!


The Runner is an independent student news organization committed to exposing truth and promoting accountability while upholding professional journalistic integrity. We engage with the community through print, digital and social media publications as the premier news outlet for the student body.

We do this by:

holding those in power accountable for actions that affect students and the campus.

informing the campus community about important issues in a timely manner.

facilitating dialogue and creating community by sharing the diverse voices of our campus.

entertainingand engaging readers through our coverage of human interest stories, sports, the arts, and more.


We strive to promote fairness with our news content. We are determined to reflect the diverse cultures, ethnicities and opinions of the students, faculty, staff and Bakersfield community members who are our audience.

Our staff members will always conduct themselves with the utmost level of integrity. The exposure of truth while minimizing harm is crucial to remaining a respected and unbiased news source.

We aim to have an interactive relationship with students. The Runner staff is dedicated to providing coverage of stories relevant to and demonstrative of student experiences on campus.

Our success is dependent on outreach. We are committed to building a rapport with campus departments, clubs and organizations to accurately report on news and events.

We are committed to the free flow of information, assembly and expression that is guaranteed to every student and protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Diversity Statement:

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.

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