‘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 alumni@dailytarheel.com 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’ […]

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 […]