‘At last!’ Brian Cassella captures Cubs’ historic win

  By Kellen Short Class of 2010 The Cubs’ first World Series title in 108 years called for a remarkable front page, and DTH alum Brian Cassella helped the Chicago Tribune deliver a grand slam. The photojournalist credits preparation, teamwork and old-fashioned luck for allowing him to immortalize the Cubs’ victory in photos, helping the […]

Alumni share memories about Lisa Reichle and Stacy Wynn

Compiled by Sara Gregory More than 50 years of combined DTH experience and love left The Daily Tar Heel in September with the departures of Stacy Wynn and Lisa Reichle, part of the newspaper’s ongoing financial problems. Alumni wrote in to say what Stacy and Lisa meant to them:   I think what makes an institution […]

Nominations open for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

By Jon Ostendorff Class of 1999 CHAPEL HILL – The Daily Tar Heel Alumni Association wants DTH alumni and friends to tell us about who they believe should be the next winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominations are currently being accepted; self-nominations are also welcome. Edwin Yoder took home the first award during the homecoming […]

Get your campaign coverage from DTH alums

By Kellen Short Class of 2010 Here’s something to agree on this divisive election season: it’s always best to read campaign stories written by DTH alumni. Alumni from all areas of journalism and news outlets great and small are covering the 2016 elections. Three reporters, representing a wire service, an online news company and a large metro, […]

Save the Date: DTH Alumni Association Homecoming scheduled for Feb. 17-18, 2017

The Daily Tar Heel is turning 124 this February, and we want your help to celebrate! The DTH Alumni Association is building on the success of its first-ever Homecoming in 2016 with another weekend packed with professional development and networking/mentoring opportunities. And plenty of chances to relive your DTH glory days while making new memories. Start making travel […]

Emma Patti Harris: National Championship paper ‘one of my proudest moments’

Editor’s note: The Daily Tar Heel has about two years to figure out its finances. As we move forward with initiatives to do just that, we are asking alumni and friends to support the DTH’s journalism in a few targeted areas. Chief among them: the sports travel budget to send photographers and sports writers to away games, which will cost $8,000 this year […]

Michael Lananna: ‘Sportswriters travel. It’s a necessity.’

Editor’s note: The Daily Tar Heel has about two years to figure out its finances. As we move forward with initiatives to do just that, we are asking alumni and friends to support the DTH’s journalism in a few targeted areas. Chief among them: the sports travel budget to send photographers and sports writers to away games, which will cost $8,000 this year […]

Jonathan Jones ’12: DTH road trips ‘invaluable’

Editor’s note: The Daily Tar Heel has about two years to figure out its finances. As we move forward with initiatives to do just that, we are asking alumni and friends to support the DTH’s journalism in a few targeted areas. Chief among them: the sports travel budget to send photographers and sports writers to away games, which will cost $8,000 […]

New year at the DTH: A time of candor, collaboration and creativity

The new school year at The Daily Tar Heel has brought with it more than the usual number of changes. We have a new editing crew — led by Editor-in-Chief Jane Wester. We have a new general manager, Betsy O’Donovan. And we have a new plan for how to deal with the financial challenges of the […]