|University:||Royal Holloway, University of London|
|Other University Media:||Radio - Insanity|
|On Campus, Englefield Green, Egham, Staines, Windsor|
The newspaper was founded by Ancient History student Jack Lenox in the autumn of 2006. In the autumn 2007 edition of the College's alumni magazine, Higher, Lenox was spotlighted as a "natural born leader". 1 It consists of a newspaper with a large arts section called, "Extra".
The newspaper contains the sections:
- Comment & Debate
In December 2010 The Founder became the first student publication in the UK to launch an iPhone app.
The Founder's launch was covered in the London Student in January 2007. Interviewing a number of students on campus, the newspaper concluded that The Founder seemed to have been created by people who "had done it before". The article further commented on the "professional" look of the newspaper and the "impressive" way in which it apparently operated both financially and editorially independently of both the Students' Union and the College.
In June 2008, writing from The Founder newspaper was showcased in the inaugural issue of FS Magazine as an example of "the best of student journalism".
In 2011, The Founder's Features Editor Kate Brook was recognised at the London Student Journalism Awards as the year's Best Feature Writer.
The Founder has featured a number of top-tier interviews since its conception both in print and in audio through its podcast. These include:
- Alan Fletcher[disambiguation needed]
- Billie Piper
- Danny Wallace
- Gerard Butler
- Moazzam Begg
- Scouting For Girls
- The Hoosiers
- Theo Paphitis
- Tim Minchin
The Founder has produced a number of memorable front pages that have been referenced in wider and national media including
- Lockdown! Foot and mouth outbreak near Royal Holloway
- Broken Homes: The plight of students living in Brunel
- 400 students without halls?
The Founder also printed an anonymous letter written by "an undergraduate student" with "an administrative job on campus" who gave an alleged reason for Holloway's drop in the league tables. 
Recent famous writers/editors/contributors
Although a fledgling newspaper, The Founder is known to have good relationships with some of Royal Holloway's more notable alumni. These include Francis Wheen who is a keen supporter of the newspaper and paid for a series of advertisements of his own books in its first year to help the paper financially. While at the College, Wheen was the editor of the then-newspaper, Chateau, and was disappointed that there had been no media source to serve its legacy. He was therefore pleased to see that a new newspaper had arisen.
On Monday 17 March 2008 the newspaper launched its lifestyle supplement "QUAD". Intended to fill the remaining void in Royal Holloway's media, "QUAD" is a glossy magazine focusing on fashion, lifestyle and extraordinary students who pursue interesting extracurricular activities.
- ^1 Lazarides, Daniel (January 2008). "Natural Born Leaders". Higher: pp. 32–33.