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Backdrop magazine is a student-run magazine that focuses on Ohio University and the surrounding area. Our articles touch on topics such as student issues, sex and health, food, sports and almost anything else you can think of.


Our kickoff meeting is at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 in Schoonover 145. After that, we hold weekly meetings at 8 p.m. Tuesdays in Tupper 102. Join our email list to receive weekly updates. Sign up after a meeting or email at any time to be added.


We look for stories that showcase the “backdrop” of Ohio University and the Athens area, including features, blogs, sports coverage and reviews. Please download a copy of our pitch form, fill it out and email it to We accept pitches from all majors.


We hold writing, photo and design workshops multiple times during the academic year.

Our Writers’ Workshop takes place the first five Sundays of each semester. We take anyone interested in writing, whether they have high school journalism experience or have never written a story before. The next workshop begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 in Baker 230. If you have further questions, please contact Adam McConville, our managing editor, at