The Cleveland Stater

The Cleveland Stater

"Your source for campus news, sports, arts, opinions and more"

The Cleveland Stater is a laboratory news site produced by students enrolled in the School of Communication at Cleveland State University in the journalism program's capstone sequence (COM 427, COM 363). The news site is online and on social media.

The Cleveland Stater capstone is a 7-credit sequence taken over two consecutive semesters:

COM 427 News Media Lab 1st semester - 3 credits
COM 427 News Media Lab 2nd semester - 3 credits
COM 363 Journalism & Media Laboratory - a 1-credit course taken by COM 427 students in their 2nd semester of the capstone. COM 363 meets at the same time and place as COM 427

Students are involved in all aspects of production of The Cleveland Stater, including reporting, editing, photography, video and podcasting, layout, design and marketing.

About The Cleveland Stater

The School of Communication launched The Cleveland Stater in 1999 as a print newspaper. In fall 2020, The Cleveland Stater transitioned to a digital-only format with a  website and presence on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)   

Contact The Cleveland Stater

Contact the editorial staff of The Cleveland Stater at The adviser to The Cleveland Stater is John Jirik, Ph.D., at 

To learn more about COM 427 and The Cleveland Stater contact the School of Communication or Dr. Jirik.