Welcoming a new class of DTH Alumni

The Class of 2016 will graduate from UNC on May 8, but they became DTH alumni sometime around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27. The last print deadline met, the final online interactive built, it was time for one more post-production trip to Linda’s. The seniors published plenty of goodbyes, both in the DTH and […]


Jane Wester selected 150th DTH Editor-in-Chief

The DTH newsroom has a new leader. University Editor Jane Wester was selected editor-in-chief for the 2016-17 school year on Saturday. Here’s the story about Jane’s selection that was published in The Daily Tar Heel. You can also read her platform and a story about her candidacy. The other candidates who interviewed for the position were Copy […]


UNC in the National Championship game!

UNC plays Villanova tonight for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, and it’s been busy at the DTH to say the least. There are five DTH journalists in Houston covering the game: Pat James, Carlos Collazo, Katie Williams, David Allen and Kendall Bagley. You can read their work here. Meanwhile, other DTH staffers have been busy planning for […]

Twelve editors-in-chief attended the 2016 Alumni Homecoming. From left: Erica Beshears Perel, Sharif Durhams, Paige Ladisic, Hugh Stevens, Jenny Surane, Edwin Yoder, Kelly Ryan Gilmer, Andy Thomason, Erin Zureick Dunn, Andrew Dunn, Todd Cohen and Wayne Hurder. Photo by Erik Perel

Thanks for a fantastic Alumni Homecoming weekend!

Hi DTH alumni, Over the weekend, about 70 of us gathered in Chapel Hill for the inaugural Daily Tar Heel homecoming. It was a huge success! Alumni from several generations, including 12 editors-in-chief, attended. We had two jam-packed days of networking and professional workshops led by alumni doing innovative work in journalism and media. On […]

Coming to Chapel Hill this weekend? Things to know!

Thanks for registering for the DTH Alumni Homecoming Weekend! Here are things you need to know while you are in Chapel Hill for a fun-packed weekend. The schedule/locations: Read a detailed schedule of events here. You are welcome to come to as many or few of these events as you would like. Our full weekend […]

Who’s coming to the DTH Alumni Homecoming?

We are less than two weeks away from the Alumni Homecoming, and exactly one week from the ticket deadline. DTHers are deadline-oriented people, but you know you’ll feel better if you hop off the fence and buy your ticket! If you are curious about who’s coming, you can browse the RSVPs on the Facebook event. It’s shaping […]

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“College is just an excuse to work for The Daily Tar Heel:” merchandise

    The quote If you worked at the DTH in the 1990s and early 2000s, you knew Professor Chuck Stone. He taught censorship and magazine writing, but what he really did was inspire us all with his stories as a pioneering black reporter and columnist. In Philadelphia, his reporting on police brutality and the […]


So you want to attend DTH Homecoming? FAQ

Jenny Surane, 2014-15 editor-in-chief and alumni association steering committee member, answers questions about the upcoming Homecoming weekend: Would I have to be a journalist to get something out of this weekend? Not at all! We designed this weekend to be about reconnecting with old friends. The professional development sessions will focus on topics in journalism; […]

Many DTH alumni like to say they graduated from the DTH instead of UNC. Caps by design editor Jose Valle.

Speakers for Alumni Homecoming professional development sessions!

The DTH Alumni Association is excited to announce the speakers for our training/professional development sessions for our Feb. 19-20 Alumni Homecoming. They will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Freedom Forum Conference Center at the UNC School of Media and Journalism. For a complete schedule […]

An early DTH, available on newspapers.com.

How to find your old DTH work

Here’s a handy guide to finding old DTH stories and articles: Newspapers.com digitization: This archive is digital and searchable, from the very first DTH in 1893 to the end of 1992. You can search by date as well as keyword, and see very clear, easy-to-read versions of the pages. It’s a bit of a rabbit-hole, […]