The Louisville Cardinal, an independent student newspaper, serves the community on and around the University of Louisville campuses in Louisville, Kentucky. The Cardinal publishes weekly during the spring and fall semesters, and once at the beginning of the summer.
If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact any of the editorial staff regarding an article or story idea. We welcome your contributions.
The Louisville Cardinal
Houchens Building, LL07
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Newsroom: (502) 852-6728
Advertising: (502) 852-0667
Fax: (502) 852-0700
Editor-in-Chief / Sam Combest / [email protected]
Assistant Editor-in-Chief / Maggie Vancampen / [email protected]
News Editor /
Features Editor / Joe Garcia / [email protected]
Sports Editor / Matt Bradshaw / [email protected]
Opinion Editor / Quintez Brown / [email protected]
Copy and Social Editor / Maggie Vancampen / [email protected]
Creative Director / Shayla Kerr / [email protected]
Photo Editor / Taris Smith / [email protected]
Louisville Cardinal Donor Disclosure Policy
The Louisville Cardinal student journalists value ethics and transparency as part of our approach to reporting, editing, storytelling and editorial platforms.
The Louisville Cardinal will not accept donations from sitting members of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees. Beyond that, disclosure is a key part of this process for all other donations. As part of our commitment to ethics and transparency, Louisville Cardinal news policy is to disclose any associations that could be perceived as conflicts of interest. Our goal is to make clear that donations and advertising support do not influence our newsroom, our work or our editorial decisions.
Our standard practice is to disclose conflicts at the footer of published stories when Cardinal staff or advisers are aware of them.
For instance, In the case of a story about the University of Louisville Athletics Association, the disclosure might look like this:
Disclosure: John Smith is a major donor to the Louisville Cardinal. Smith is a member of the University of Louisville Athletics Association Board. A list of all major donors to the Cardinal can be found at …
All major donors will be listed on the Louisville Cardinal’s web page.
Major donors are defined as any person, organization or entity that has given at least $1,000 to the Louisville Cardinal in the last four years.
Disclosures do not need to explicitly lay out what the perceived conflicts are but simply serve as declarations for readers.
The Cardinal shall not accept a donation of any amount from a current member of the University of Louisville board of trustees.