Sharif Durhams ’99 elected president of the Association of LGBTQ Journalists

Sharif Durhams was the first African-American editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel in 1998-99. This fall, he became the first black president of The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. Durhams works for CNN as senior editor for news and alerting (yes, that means he makes decisions about the CNN homepage and when to send out breaking news alerts). He […]

DTH125 by the numbers

Registrations for The Daily Tar Heel’s 125th birthday ends Feb. 16, so you still have time to join in the fun. A few interesting details about the attendants so far. 2000 The class year with the most registrations so far, at 11. 1979 and 2017 The runners up, at 10 registrations each. 24 Editors-in-chief attending […]

The Next 125 Years Conference speakers and sessions!

The Daily Tar Heel’s 125th birthday celebration Feb. 23-25 is more than just a reunion: we’ve assembled some of the smartest communicators and thinkers in media today to lead two days of discussion and debate at our conference, dubbed The Next 125 Years. We’re just under six weeks from the big weekend. Today, we’re releasing […]

‘Talking to someone who was in my exact same shoes’

In Fall 2017, the DTH Alumni Association debuted a mentorship program that paired nearly 60 alumni with student mentees. Mentor-mentee pairs have chatted on the phone and over email and are preparing to meet in person during the 125th birthday celebration. Two current DTH students, University Editor Leah Asmelash and Audio Editor Cole del Charco, […]

‘Extreme levels of effort for ordinary stories’ mark award-winning year

Jane Wester didn’t work countless hours as editor-in-chief of the DTH last year in order to win any awards. She cared more about documenting UNC’s response to sexual assault cases and making a national championship newspaper that will hang in homes across the state for years. But she was still excited in October to learn […]

Be a part of #DTH125 bookstore and silent auction

Calling all authors! The DTH Alumni Association wants to create a #DTH125 bookstore at the celebration weekend featuring books by DTH alumni. Did you write a book? We’d love to include a wide range of books by DTH authors, and we may have opportunities for book signings. Published authors should email with the title […]

You are invited to celebrate 125 years of independent student journalism

  Greetings Daily Tar Heel Alumni, “But the eternal youth of the Tar Heel nevertheless is considered a blessing because it is youth that keeps it, like a typical adolescent, defiant in the face of authority, eager for growth and protective of its freedom.” Jen Pilla Taylor penned those iconic words 25 years ago for […]

Q&A with ‘Print News, Raise Hell’ author Kenneth Zogry

By Megan Royer Kenneth Zogry, Ph.D., is an academic and public historian who received his B.A in political science from NC State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from UNC Chapel Hill. His upcoming book “Print News and Raise Hell: The Daily Tar Heel and the Evolution of a Modern University.” The […]

Save the Date: #DTH125

By Maddy Will Alumni Steering Committee Chair Mark your calendars—the Daily Tar Heel’s 125th birthday party and conference will be on Feb. 23-25 in Chapel Hill. Hosted by the DTH Alumni Association, this annual weekend is shaping up to be a can’t-miss event. On Friday, alumni will swap memories, stories, and DTH lore, followed by […]

Mentor a current DTH journalist!

The DTH Alumni Association is pleased to launch a new mentorship program. You can sign up to be a mentor here. Jenny Surane, class of 2015 and alumni steering committee member answered questions about the new program. We’re so happy you’re interested in learning more about being a mentor with The Daily Tar Heel. Here’ […]