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’ […]

Q&A with Scrabble king Mark Abadi

By Kellen Short Class of 2010 Anagram analyst. Tile tactician. Linguistic legend. DTH alum Mark Abadi tested his wordsmithery in July at the North American Scrabble Championship in New Orleans, finishing eighth in his division despite several years away from the competition circuit. “I kind of forgot how much I loved the competition aspect of […]

Celebrate the eternal youth of The Daily Tar Heel with shirts and mugs

The quote If you worked at the DTH in the last 20 years, you’ll remember the quote that was posted across the top of the newsroom wall in old Union newsroom, and across the top of the conference room in the current room. It came from the 1993 Centennial Edition of the newspaper, in an […]

Preliminary lineup released for DTH birthday conference sessions!

Mark your calendars for Feb. 17-18 — The Daily Tar Heel’s 124th birthday party and conference, hosted by the DTH Alumni Association! It is already shaping up to be a jam-packed weekend, full of discussions on the journalism landscape with some of the most innovative journalists in the business. See below for the preliminary schedule of the […]

‘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 […]