About The Vidette

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The Vidette Online is the online outlet for content written and created by the staff of The Vidette.  The Vidette provides ISU students with professional work experience and serves as the university community’s daily newspaper. The Vidette is not simply a student newspaper of campus news, but rather a complete morning newspaper covering international, national, state and local news. The Vidette offers in-depth features and reviews, columnists and cartoonists.

The Vidette publishes approximately 6,000 issues a day Monday and Thursday during the school year. The Vidette also publishes 5,000 issues Wednesdays during the summer term.

The Vidette is dedicated to the pursuit of truth, excellence and providing its readers with the knowledge they deserve.

Publishing Policy

News published by The Vidette is based on the most up to date information available at press time. The paper is committed to printing the truth as it presents itself.

The Vidette History

The Vidette, located at the corner of University and Locust in Normal, Ill., was founded in 1888. Throughout its 125-plus year history, The Vidette’s basic role has remained the same — to provide a voice for the students of ISU.

The first Videttes were printed as pamphlets. In 1906 the newspaper switched to weekly publication. In 1915 the newspaper began receiving student fees and discontinued charging subscribers. Publication frequency changed from weekly to semiweekly in 1934, but returned to weekly in 1943. It was not until 1962 that the newspaper was restored to biweekly publication. Frequency of publication increased to three days per week in 1969, four days per week in 1973, five days per week in 1976, four days per week in 2013 and semi-weekly in 2014. The Vidette also maintains a website, Videtteonline.com.