The Massachusetts Daily Collegian is the student-operated newspaper of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. It is published in print Monday through Thursday during the calendar semester. The Collegian is a non-profit student run organization which receives no funding from the University or from student fees. The Collegian operates entirely on advertising revenues. Founded in 1890, the paper began as Aggie Life, became the College Signal in 1901, the Weekly Collegian in 1914 and the Tri-Weekly Collegian in 1956. Published daily from 1967 to 2013, the Collegian has been broadsheet since January 1994. The Daily Collegian is one of the largest college newspapers in New England and the country.
The Collegian has the most comprehensive coverage of UMass news and campus related events in the area including calendars, features, profiles, announcements, sports, arts & entertainment, news analysis, and opinion. The Collegian is read by undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, and residents of the Five College Area. It is delivered daily to Amherst, Hadley, South Hadley and Northampton including Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and UMass Amherst.
The Collegian now offers all of its content online at DailyCollegian.com. The website provides its readers with more comprehensive coverage of published stories including photographs, videos and podcasts. It also features stories not included in its daily print publication. All of the articles run by the Collegian can be found on the website the night before it appears in print.