Central Michigan Life is Central Michigan University’s student-operated campus newspaper. It is almost entirely independent from the university. Only the salaries of the adviser and executive secretary are paid through CMU; all other expenses are covered by CM Life’s own advertising revenue.

The paper is published and distributed three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) during the spring and fall semesters. The editorial staff produces the paper the day before it is published (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday). During the summer, the paper is published every Wednesday with a production day on the preceding Tuesday.

Staff stories and photographs are turned in at 10 a.m. each production day and the deadline for finishing the newspaper’s pages is midnight.

CM Life’s circulation is currently 13,500, and the paper is distributed by Mid-Michigan Industries at various newsstands in CMU’s academic buildings and residence halls, as well as several businesses within the Mount Pleasant community.

The paper can also be found online at its Web site, cm-life.com, where the content is updated seven days per week and when breaking news happens.

Mission Statement

We will above all else strive to present balanced, accurate coverage of events affecting the CMU community.

We will seek to better the skills of every student who walks through our doors with an open mind and a willingness to learn.

We will attempt to maintain a positive office environment because we believe this leads to a better product and, more importantly, better people.

We will remain at the forefront of the technological advances in our field in order to present our readers with a collegiate paper of the highest quality.

We will, in all our dealings with the public, remember that we represent CM Life, those who have come before us and those yet to come.

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