The Local is a student run magazine and online publication based at Samford University.


Mission Statement: At The Local, we engage the greater Birmingham community and inspire readers to build a relationship with the city. Through storytelling, we illuminate the rich culture of the makers and innovators that bring life to the Magic City. Our stories bind together the people who live, work and thrive in Birmingham.


If you are interested in advertising with The Local in future print issues, please contact Clay Carey: mcarey@samford.edu