The Daily Reveille

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The Daily Reveille
Type Daily newspaper
Editor Kevin Thibodeaux
Founded 1887
Headquarters Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Official website www.lsureveille.com

The Daily Reveille has been since 1887 the student newspaper at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It prints Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters and twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) during the summer semester. The Daily Reveille has a daily circulation of about 14,000 copies.[1]

History[edit]

The earliest known issue of the Reveille was published at Louisiana State University in 1887, but did not become a permanent part of campus until January 14, 1897, when it began weekly publication; in the 1920s it began publishing twice a week. By the 1930s it was publishing five days a week.[1] Just after 1934 the Daily Reveille earned national journalistic recognition after then U.S. Senator Huey Pierce Long, Jr., seven staff members expelled for reporting on something he believed should not belong in "his" newspaper. The students, now commonly referred to as the "Reveille Seven," include Carl McArn Corbin, Samuel A. Montague, Stanley D. Shlosman, Cal Joseph Abraham, Jesse H. Cutrer Jr., L. Rea Godbold, and David R. McGuire Jr.

The publication became the Daily Reveille in 1938, only to be forced back to twice-a-week status during the Second World War. It resumed daily publication again in 1947 but dropped back to four issues a week in 1951 when the Korean War caused LSU enrollment to slump to just over 5,000 students. The paper returned to five-day-a-week publication in 2002.[1]

The Daily Reveille boasts prestigious alumni, including E.J. Ourso, for whom LSU's College of Business Administration is named, the political consultant Raymond Strother, political journalist and author John Maginnis, and Robert E. Pierre, a staff writer at The Washington Post. The Daily Reveille's history also includes stories that have had a great impact on LSU's campus, including a series of stories that resulted in the resignation of an LSU chancellor.

The Daily Reveille has begun to excel as a nationally recognized student publication. In 2003 the publication earned titles such as Best Newspaper on both state and regional levels. Its community-focused efforts earned the paper a 2003 Associated Collegiate Press National Pacemaker Award, the highest award granted to student publications.[2] The Daily Reveille won the Editor & Publisher award, or EPPY, in 2008 for best college newspaper website.[3] Princeton Review named the Daily Reveille as the tenth-best college newspaper in the nation in its 2010 edition of the "Best 361 Colleges."

Printing and Distribution[edit]

The Daily Reveille is printed by Signature Offset in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.[4] The paper is delivered to campus every weekday morning and is available at 86 locations on campus and in the surrounding area.

Stories, columns and other content from the Daily Reveille also appear at LSUreveille.com, the newspaper's website. Student journalists also use the website to update readers on breaking news during holidays and semester breaks when the paper is not being printed, or to get important news to readers as it happens.

Reveille Staff[edit]

The Daily Reveille, funded by advertising and student fees, employs more than 80 students each semester in jobs ranging from writing and editing to design and illustration. Each semester a board of professors, students, administrators and media professionals selects an editor. The editor selects a supporting management staff, who in turn hire writers, copy editors, designers, photographers and other staff members. Staff of the Daily Reveille must be full-time students in good standing with the University; many of them major in mass communication. Several staff members have been recognized for individual journalism awards, including Hearst, Society of Professional Journalists and Louisiana Press Association awards.

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Angelle Barbazon, Writer Documents History of College Daily, Daily Reveille, January 18, 2007. Accessed January 23, 2012.
  2. ^ The Reveille Wins Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award
  3. ^ Editor & Publisher 2008 EPpy winners.
  4. ^ www.lsureveille.com Accessed August 13, 2007.