About Us

Excalibur is the student-run community newspaper of York University. Autonomous from any university body since 1966, Excalibur continues a tradition of publishing articles, photos, and other media as York’s primary source of information. The newspaper boasts an audience of over 60,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. As an institution at York University for over 50 years, Excalibur‘s alumni can be found in all corners of the media industry.

Excalibur strives to provide York community members with articles that are relevant to them, and thus welcomes submissions from any student or community member wishing to contribute.  For more information, see the Contributors FAQ section.

In January 2006, Excalibur successfully hosted the 68th Annual NASH in downtown Toronto. It featured speakers from esteemed publications such as the Toronto Star and The Village Voice.

Excalibur has also been represented several times at the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) National College Media Convention and National College Newspaper Convention, placing third in Kansas City, MO in November 2008, second in San Diego, CA in February 2009, fifth in Phoenix, AZ in February 2010, and winning the Best of Show Award in Seattle, WA in March 2012, always in the Four-Year Weekly Newspaper category.

Excalibur also won ACP’s prestigious Newspaper Pacemaker Award twice: in Louisville, KY in October 2010 and in Chicago, IL in November 2012.