The Free Press is the official student newspaper of the University of Southern Maine. Our mission is to be the definitive source of news and commentary for the USM community. We are funded by advertising sales and through a student activity fee.
The Free Press reaches an estimated 10,000 students of USM, their friends and families on the Portland, Gorham and Lewiston-Auburn campuses as well as in the greater Portland and Lewiston-Auburn communities.
The Free Press publishes on Mondays throughout the Fall and Spring semesters — approximately 22 issues per year. We publish 2,800 – 3,000 copies of every issue, which are dropped off at 44 different locations on the Portland and Gorham campuses and also at 17 off-campus locations in Portland and Gorham.
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For information about The Free Press or any of the articles on this site, call (207) 780-4084.