Follow us on Instagram and join our email list to see our meeting schedule and location. Meetings are held every Sunday at 8:30pm in Lerner 569, unless otherwise specified. Feel free to reach out to us at if you have any questions, comments, concerns, and especially jokes. New members are especially welcome and we always have room for writers, artists, editors, tiktokers, influencers, website gurus, data scientists, and literally anyone else.

The Federalist is Columbia’s satirical newspaper and sole source of humor. Since we sometimes get lonely, we find ourselves looking to corrupt a new crop of Fed staff to do our bidding.

Writers: Contributing to a newspaper that awarded itself the Pulitzer Prize probably sounds intimidating, but we think you’re up to the challenge. If you’re funny, write for us. And if you’re not funny, write for us. No prior experience or comedic talent necessary.

Artists and Photoshoppers: Illustrate our articles, draw your own cartoons, or just make us some obscene doodles. If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to photoshop PrezBo’s head on a variety of inanimate objects, we can hook you up. Come make some gorgeous graphics.

Layout and Adobe Simps: Someone has to put our shitty jokes onto paper… and it could be you. Even if you don’t have experience with InDesign, we want you!

Web Wizards and Techies: PLEASE JOIN! If you can tell us wtf an IP Address is, please run our website. Does anyone truly know how to work WordPress? If you do, we will give you all our passwords. Seriously, if you have any web experience, or don’t but are interested in learning, come to our meetings and we will get you on our tech team.

Influencers, Tiktokers, Videographers: (or micro-influencers) help us craft the dankest meme for our instagram, find the best sound for our next tiktok, or interview crazed freshmen on their way to class. We do it all. And, we’re starting a new video team this semester to make even more humorous content. No prior experience necessary here either.

Other: We’re not modest. Our meetings are pretty damn fun. If you like our vibe but you’re not sure how you want to pitch in, show up and we’ll find a cozy place for you. A respected media organization has to look after its finances, business operations, special events, layout design, and distribution – among other things. And if you’re just in it for the buck wild Fed parties, props to you.

Who Should Join: We encourage students of all academic backgrounds and years to join.  We do request that you are literate.

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