Portland State Vanguard was founded in 1946 and has been known as the Daily Vanguard and Vet’s Extended. The paper is an independent student newspaper for Portland State University.
The Portland State University Media Board, which consists of four students, four faculty members, and one community member, acts as the Vanguard’s publishing body. The board hires the Vanguard’s editor-in-chief at the end of each academic year and the remainder of the editorial staff is hired by the editor-in-chief. Editors serve a term of one academic year, beginning and ending in June.