The New Hampshire

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The New Hampshire
Type Weekly
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) The New Hampshire
(UNH student organization)
Publisher The New Hampshire Board of Governors
Founded September 20, 1911
Headquarters Room 132 Memorial Union Building
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Circulation 3,000 per issue
Website tnhdigital.com

The New Hampshire (commonly referred to as TNH) is a weekly student-run newspaper headquartered at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Since 1911, it has been published weekly on Thursdays during the academic year, with a printed circulation of 3,000 copies per issue. TNH is distributed for free in the Memorial Union Building, university housing and academic buildings, Durham businesses, and other select locations in the area. The newspaper also publishes an online edition of the week's print edition. TNH is the second-oldest UNH publication still in operation, with The Granite student yearbook first being published in 1908.

Organization[edit]

The New Hampshire Board of Governors serves as the official publisher of TNH, and comprises the following staff, according to the organization's official constitution:

  • Executive Editor
  • Managing Editor
  • Content Editor
  • News Editors (2)
  • Sports Editors (2)
  • Design Editors (2)
  • Arts Editors (2)
  • Business Manager
  • Adviser (who only votes to break tie in editor in chief's appointment)

The newspaper is currently printed off-campus by Seacoast Media Group. Prior to the 2005-06 academic year, TNH was printed by Foster's Daily Democrat, part of Seacoast Newspapers, which is located in Stratham, New Hampshire.

Sections[edit]

The New Hampshire is presently divided into four main sections: News, Arts, Opinion and Sports. While TNH infrequently uses a tabloid-style layout, often reserved for its annual freshman orientation issue, the majority, if not all, of the organization's other issues rely on a broadsheet layout. Regular features in present editions of TNH include the "Index", which features a table of contents and weekly weather report; "Student Senate update", an overview of weekly meetings of the UNH Student Senate; and the current iteration of On the Spot segments consisting of one-on-one interviews with various students and faculty who have made a recent impact on the UNH community (not to be confused with the former On the Spot segment, which utilized a group of nine students answering an off-beat or humorous question).

Funding[edit]

The newspaper is primarily funded through advertising revenue while also receiving a subsidy from the University of New Hampshire Student Activity Fee Committee (SAFC).

History[edit]

On September 20, 1911, the first issue of The New Hampshire, "Volume 1, No. 1," was sold for $0.05 a copy or $1 for a year-long subscription. It replaced the New Hampshire College Monthly, a student magazine created in 1893 by students of the Culver Literary Society. In its first issue, The New Hampshire greeted students of UNH (called New Hampshire College (NHC) prior to 1923) with the following proclamation:

"The College Monthly is dead, bound over and passes into the great beyond whence from it can never come back. Its last years were ones of strife and difficulty but the end came in quietness with all bills paid... However, that is gone and we are with this issue starting a new era in New Hampshire College. This first issue of The New Hampshire is one that is making history for it is the first-ever weekly newspaper that has ever been issued by the students of this college... The New Hampshire greets you! And we start with the feeling that we are at the beginning of a new epoch, vigorous, broad, and promising from this paper is bound to make the college better known to the world and more loved by its friends."

In 1916, The New Hampshire urged NHC to illuminate the Thompson Hall tower clock, which had been installed in 1893. TNH even offered student assistance with the electrical wiring. NHC subsequently installed lights to illuminate the clock, which operates to this day.

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