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 […]

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 […]