About the ASP

The Albany Student Press or the ASP, is the independent student newspaper of the University at Albany, The State University of New York.

It is one of the oldest continuously published and independent college newspapers in the United States.

First published monthly in 1892 as the Normal School Echo the paper would evolve into a weekly in 1916, known as the State College News.

The newspaper has evolved into a comprehensive news agency with a print circulation of 6,000. It is released on Tuesdays during the school year and is published by the Albany Student Press Corporation.

The paper covers campus news, sports, and arts, entertainment, and it includes opinion columns, short stories, comics, poetry, and photography by students. It is delivered to newsstands located around the campus and other areas around Albany.

The paper receives no funding or advisement of any kind from the school or the Student Association, giving it a fully independent voice on school matters.


  1. November 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm — Reply

    Love ya, ASP. I’ve built a 28-year career i journalism on lessons learned at the Albany Student Press (not to mention a 23-year marriage to a fellow ASPie). Keep up the great work, and maintain that proud legacy.

  2. October 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm — Reply

    Do you publish ads from other colleges? We would be interested in advertising in your Albany Student Press Newspaper. If possible, could someone please email me back with some information…ad sizes and prices, that would be greatly appreciated.

  3. February 9, 2016 at 6:58 pm — Reply

    Hey. I’m an alum living back in Albany. I work at a bar where we do music and improv on saturday afternoons. Im looking to hook into the collective SUNYA crowd to find some talent. Do you do calendar listings? Much of Saturdays are free admission. No cover. Just come check people out, and I want to spread the word.
    Also do you guys have any info on the A”Albany Punk Band?”

  4. David V
    October 21, 2016 at 10:31 am — Reply

    I graduated from what is now Albany University in 1941, and would like to look at some old issue of the school newspaper from my days at the school. I remember that I was in the paper quite a lot, as I was involved in many activities, such as the intercollegiate goldfish swallowing competition 3 years in a row. I understand that many old issues are now available on microfilm. Is there a way that I can access old issues in this way. I would love to show my great grandchildren (even the mulatto ones) what I was up to in the old days.

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