Courtney Mitchell will be the new general manager of DTH Media Co.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Courtney Mitchell will be the next general manager of DTH Media Co., the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that houses The Daily Tar Heel and 1893 Brand Studio.  Mitchell graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2001. She brings nearly twenty years of public relations and communications experience to the role, where she will be […]

Student Leaders 2021-22

Meet the three students leading The Daily Tar Heel, 1893 Brand Studio in 2021-22

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Daily Tar Heel, UNC-Chapel Hill’s independent student newspaper, and its marketing agency, 1893 Brand Studio, recently announced new student leadership for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year: Rising senior Praveena Somasundaram will be editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel. Rising junior Adam Lucek will be the advertising director. Rising senior Jake […]

Student Leaders for the 2019-20 academic year selected

UNC-Chapel Hill’s independent student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, and its communications agency, 1893 Brand Studio, announced new student leadership for the 2019-2020 academic year. Rising seniors Maddy Arrowood and Tyler Pollack will assume the roles of editor-in-chief and advertising director, respectively, of The Daily Tar Heel, and rising senior Molly Looman will serve as […]

Tyler Fleming selected 2017-18 DTH editor

By Leah Asmelash DTH Staff Writer Junior history major Tyler Fleming was selected Saturday as the editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel newspaper for the 2017-18 school year. He will replace current editor-in-chief Jane Wester. Fleming is the current opinion editor for the DTH. He said his selection is a great opportunity for change at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

How to find your old DTH work

Here’s a handy guide to finding old DTH stories and articles: 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, […]

This photograph of DTH staff was taken on Feb. 23, 2010. Andrew Dunn was editor-in-chief; this was the last staff to work in the Student Union newsroom.

Staff Photos from the 2010s

The DTH editors started a tradition in 2010: On the DTH’s birthday — Feb. 23 — we take a staff photo either right before or after the cake. Here are birthday photos from the last several years. (The 2011 picture is missing from the DTH server. If anyone out there has it, please share!)     […]