The McGill Daily
|Type||Twice weekly student newspaper|
|Owner||Daily Publications Society|
|Publisher||Daily Publications Society|
|Circulation||11,000 (per issue)|
The paper was originally published daily, but is now issued twice a week. It began as a broadsheet that covered mainly sports and it retained the broadsheet format for many years, but it now publishes in the tabloid format and covers a range of topics and genres in its pages. The paper's main sections are News, Culture, Commentary, Health & Education, Features, Compendium!, Science & Technology, and Sports.
The paper is generally considered a farther left voice on the McGill campus, compared to the more centrist McGill Tribune, and the other faculty-produced papers such as the The Bull & Bear. The Daily generally endorses left-wing student candidates, and backs grassroots student activism and direct action. Much of its features coverage is devoted to issues of social justice, accessibility, and inequality. However, the paper's longstanding policy of publishing almost all letters means that dissenting points of view and lively debate occur within the newspaper's pages.
The McGill Daily is one of Canada's oldest university publications, continually publishing since the early 1900s. At one time, the paper was even "the oldest daily student newspaper in the Commonwealth".
Since 1980, The Daily has been independent from student government. It is published by the Daily Publications Society, whose membership automatically includes all McGill undergraduate students and most graduate students. It is the most widely distributed free student publication at McGill.
In 2010, the Daily Publications Society proposed raising the non-opt-outable fee from $5 to $6 per semester due to declining ad revenues. A "No Committee" formed by a coalition of engineering students challenged the fee increase, saying that the money could be better spent on underfunded programs. With a high voter turnout, the referendum passed by 2.6%.
Editorial staff 
The McGill Daily is nominally run in a non-hierarchical manner. Editors and staff members have equal voting powers and speaking privileges at editorial board meetings. Each editor is paid a monthly stipend of approximately $290, roughly four times more than the stipends of editors at The McGill Tribune. This stipend is the same for every editor, except those whose section appears only once a week (Health & Education, Science+Technology, and Sports), who receive half of the full stipend.
Past contributors 
Some of The Daily's past contributors who have gone on to fame include:
- Donna Balkan, first executive director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism (now the Canadian Association of Journalists)
- Leonard Cohen, poet and songwriter
- Irwin Cotler, international human rights lawyer and Member of Parliament
- Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker
- Albert Nerenberg, filmmaker and columnist
- Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post and TIME columnist
- Irving Layton, poet
- Julius Grey, civil liberties lawyer
- David Lewis, Rhodes Scholar, mentor to Irving Layton, and leader of the federal New Democratic Party (1971-1975)
- Phyllis Platt, executive director of arts and entertainment at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
- Honey Dresher, Montreal TV personality, and movie producer.
- Brian Topp, candidate for leadership of the NDP, former Senior News Editor, 1982
A longer list is available at the official website of the publication, where an online version of the paper is also published.
See also 
- Crighton, Claire & Ginsberg, Josh. "Comment: Committed to free speech since 1911", "The McGill Daily", March 16, 2006. Accessed June 13, 2008.
- "About The McGill Daily", "The McGill Daily", 2009. Accessed October 20, 2009.
- "With ad revenue down, the DPS seeks a fee hike". The McGill Tribune. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
- "Daily Publications Society narrowly passes $1 fee increase". The McGill Tribune. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
- "Daily editor stipends — 13 editors each get $2,320"