Arizona Daily Wildcat

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Arizona Daily Wildcat
Type Student newspaper
Format broadsheet
Owner(s) Arizona Student Media
Founded 1899
Headquarters Tucson, AZ, U.S.

The Arizona Daily Wildcat is a student newspaper serving the University of Arizona. It was founded in 1899[1] as the Sage Green and Silver. Previous names include Arizona Weekly Life, University Life, Arizona Life and Arizona Wildcat. [2] Its distribution is within the university and the Tucson, Arizona metropolitan area. It has a distribution of 20,000.[1] It is published daily during the spring and fall semesters and weekly during the summer months as the Arizona Summer Wildcat.[3] The Arizona Daily Wildcat was named Best College Newspaper by Princeton Review's THE BEST 361 COLLEGES, 2006 EDITION.[4]


2010 Associated Collegiate Press Online Pacemaker award winner.[5]
2010 Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker finalist.[6]
2010 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award National Finalist for online sports reporting at a four-year college or university.
2010 College Media Advisers Apple Award winner for best four-year broadsheet newspaper.


The Tuesday October 16, 2012 issue featured a four-panel cartoon by cartoonist D. C. Parsons, deemed offensive by some 8,000 signatories to a petition to have the Cartoonist and Editor-in-Chief and Copy-Editor fired.[7] The editor-in-chief did not step down despite the number of signatories asking for her resignation; however, the cartoonist was promptly fired after the publication.

The paper did issue an apology for the matter.[8]


Daily Wildcat alumni have been successful in many fields other than journalism – from higher education to thoroughbred race horse training.
Some noted alumni in the journalism and media fields include:
Paul Gilblin and Ryan Gabrielson, the 2009 winners of the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting;
Saul Loeb, White House photographer for Agence France Presse;
Scott Carter, executive producer of Real Time with Bill Maher;
Dan Hicks, NBC sportscaster;
Phil Matier, columnist with the San Francisco Chronicle;
Merl Reagle, syndicated crossword puzzle creator;
Bill Walsh, Washington Post copy chief, creator of and author of books on copyediting;
Bobbie Jo Buel, executive editor of the Arizona Daily Star;
author Lynne Olson (Freedom’s Daughters, Citizens of London);
Gilbert Bailon, editorial page editor, St. Louis Post Dispatch;
Mort Rosenblum, author and foreign correspondent;
Dorothy Parvaz, Al Jazeera reporter;
Susan Carroll, Houston Chronicle reporter;
Jessica Lee, social media coordinator for Democracy Now with Amy Goodman;
Richard Gilman, retired publisher of the Boston Globe;
Nathan Olivarez-Giles, staff writer for Wired magazine, former writer at Los Angeles Times;
Frank Sotomayor, retired journalist with the LA Times and winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize;
David “Fitz” Fitzsimmons, editorial cartoonist;
Michael Schwartz, founder of ESPN-affiliated Phoenix Suns website;
Ari Wasserman, Ohio State University sportswriter for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer;
Ryan Finley, sports editor of the Arizona Daily Star;


  1. ^ a b "Arizona Daily Wildcat -- Contact Information". Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  2. ^ "University of Arizona Library - Reference Resources". Archived from the original on 1 September 2006. Retrieved July 31, 2006. 
  3. ^ "Arizona Daily Wildcat - General information". Archived from the original on May 13, 2006. Retrieved June 4, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Princeton Review Annual College Rankings Based on 110,000 Student Surveys Now Out in The Best 361 Colleges, 2006 Edition". Retrieved July 31, 2006.  Article by unknown author, The Princeton Review, August 22, 2005
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  7. ^ " Daily Wildcat Fire your Cartoonist, Editor-in-Chief and Copy-Editor". Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Daily Wildcat: An apology from the Wildcat". Retrieved 21 October 2012. 

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