The Daily Northwestern

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The Daily Northwestern
Northwestern University
The Daily Northwestern cover.jpg
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Students Publishing Company
EditorAlan Perez
HeadquartersEvanston, Illinois

The Daily Northwestern is the student newspaper at Northwestern University which is published on weekdays during the academic year. Founded in 1881, and printed in Evanston, Illinois, it is staffed only by undergraduates, many of whom are students at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.

The Daily has won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Awards.[1][2]

It is owned by Students Publishing Company, which also publishes Syllabus, the university yearbook. Current circulation is in excess of 7,500.[citation needed] The Daily Northwestern is the only daily for both Northwestern and Evanston.[3]

The paper's offices are located on the third floor of Norris University Center on the Evanston campus.

In 2015, The Daily launched "The Campaign for the Future of The Daily Northwestern," a five-year fundraising campaign.[4]

Early history[edit]

The Daily descends from two earlier publications, the Tripod and Vidette, the older of which began publishing in 1871. In 1881, in what is considered The Daily's founding moment, the two papers merged to become The Northwestern, which would only gradually shed its literary-journal roots. Publication increased to five days a week by 1910. Independence from the university followed in 1923.[5]

Notable alumni of The Daily Northwestern[edit]


  1. ^ Columbia Scholastic Press Association : 2007 Collegiate Circle Recipients
  2. ^ ACP - Contest Winners Archived 2009-04-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ The Evanston Review publishes weekly, the Evanston Roundtable publishes fortnightly, Evanston Now publishes daily online.
  4. ^ "Support The Daily's Future: Donate Today". The Daily Northwestern. 2018-10-10. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  5. ^ The Daily Grind
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  15. ^ Roush, Chris (June 25, 2013). "WSJ names Horvath its world editor - Talking Biz News". Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  16. ^ Phil Rosenthal (March 28, 2011). "Tower Ticker: Luft named Chicago Tribune senior editor; Lauter new Tribune Co. D.C. chief". Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  17. ^ "Explanatory Journalism". Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  18. ^ Smith, Sally Bedell (17 March 1984). "Mulholland resigns as president of NBC". The New York Times. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  19. ^ "Chuck Neubauer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  20. ^ "Bill Ostendorf". Creative Circle Media Solutions. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  21. ^ O'Donnell, Maureen (March 15, 2017). "Former Sun-Times editor Ralph Otwell dies; guided investigations". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  22. ^ "Tom Philp of The Sacramento Bee". Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  23. ^ "Jim Puzzanghera". Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  24. ^ Singh Gee, Alison (July 8, 2016). "Cheryl Lu-lien Tan's comic novel barhops through Singapore with the sarong party girls". South China Morning Post. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  25. ^ "Steve Twomey of The Philadelphia Inquirer". Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  26. ^ Tagami, Kirsten (2008). "John Walter's Obituary on Atlanta Journal-Constitution". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  27. ^ Whitehouse, Beth (2010). The Match: Savior Siblings and One Family's Battle to Heal Their Daughter. Beacon Press. ISBN 978-0-8070-7286-8.
  28. ^ Lipinski, Ann Marie (March 31, 1989). "Tribune wins Pulitzers for editorials, commentary (March 31, 1989)". Retrieved March 24, 2017.

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