The Oracle is the long-established student-run newspaper based on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida.  With a print circulation of 6,000, the paper publishes once a week on Mondays during the fall and spring semesters, and Wednesdays in the summer.

The paper has earned a national reputation for excellence, receiving numerous national and regional awards for its journalism, including being voted by the Society of Professional Journalists as the Best College Daily in the Nation in 1990, and is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame.

The Oracle has served as a training ground on the Tampa campus for journalists and others devoted to the idea of a free press.