The Daily Cougar

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The September 27, 2007 issue of
The Daily Cougar.
Type Student newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Department of Student Publications (Independent student organization)
Founded 1928
Political alignment Independent
Headquarters Room 7, UC Satellite
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204
United States
Circulation ~12,000 Daily
Official website thedailycougar.com

The Daily Cougar is a daily newspaper run entirely by students at the University of Houston.

In publication since April 6, 1928, The Daily Cougar was originally named The Cougar.[1] The Daily Cougar operates as a student-managed, school-funded forum for the university community.

The Daily Cougar publishes Monday through Friday during the school year, and Wednesdays during the summer, though it has run Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Mondays and Wednesdays in previous summers. The Cougar also maintains a website in which content is distributed electronically online on a daily basis.

History[edit]

A Daily Cougar distribution stand on the University of Houston campus

The newspaper was founded in 1928 by University of Houston students as The Cougar. By the 1950s, circulation had increased to 6,800.[2] In 1965, the paper began a press run of four days a week with a release schedule of Tuesday through Friday. On March 27, 1978, the newspaper added Mondays to its release schedule, and was renamed to The Daily Cougar.

As of 2003, The Daily Cougar was Houston's second largest English-language daily newspaper, with a circulation of nearly 12,000 and a readership approaching 40,000.

Awards[edit]

  • 2001:
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award - first place, Newspaper Tabloid Overall Design[citation needed]
  • 1999:
    • Associated Collegiate Press Newspaper of the Year - third place[citation needed]
  • 1996:
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association - Gold medalist, spring 1996[citation needed]
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association - Gold medalist, fall 1995[citation needed]
  • 1994:
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association - medalist, fall 1994[citation needed]
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association - medalist, spring 1994[citation needed]
  • 1993:
    • Society of Professional Journalists Region 8 Mark of Excellence Awards, first place, Feature Writing[citation needed]
    • Society of Professional Journalists Region 8 Mark of Excellence Awards, third place, In-Depth Reporting[citation needed]
  • 1992:
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association - first place, fall 1992[citation needed]
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association medalist, spring 1992[citation needed]
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award - first place, Page One Design[citation needed]
    • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award - second place, Editorial Writing[citation needed]
  • 1991:
    • Associated Collegiate Press - first class honor rating, 1991-1992[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UH Through Time: Events. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved 16 October 2007.
  2. ^ Shortt, Angie (Spring 2008). "Remember When". The University of Houston Magazine Online. The University of Houston Magazine. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  3. ^ Berryhill, Michael (2009-05-22). "A long view of a UH journalist’s career". Jack J. Valenti School of Communication. Retrieved 2009-09-07. [dead link]
  4. ^ "About Jack J. Valenti". Valenti School of Communication. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  5. ^ "Donald Barthelme Forum Collection". 

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