The Acumen is an onboard newspaper started by Florian Fenn, a journalist, and Armande Fion, the B-watch Comms Officer. Unlike the onboard tabloid, the Word, the Acumen requires that anything one wishes to publish must first be approved by all other members of the paper.
Regular contributors of the Acumen are listed below:
- Florian Fenn, a journalist who writes a column for the Acumen, among other articles
- Armande Fion, a crew member who writes an assortment of pieces, primarily interviews
- Aldarán Callos, a scientist who occasionally publishes pieces of short fiction
- Ora Calder, an artist who creates depictions of scientific data
- Idela Lark, a tourist and up and coming reporter.