The Daily of the University of Washington
, usually referred to in Seattle simply as The Daily
, is the student newspaper
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of the University of Washington
University of Washington is a public research university, founded in 1861 in Seattle, Washington, United States. The UW is the largest university in the Northwest and the oldest public university on the West Coast. The university has three campuses, with its largest campus in the University...
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was founded in September 1891 as The Pacific Wave
and ran under that title until June 5, 1908, having absorbed the short-lived The College Idea
which ran during the 1895-1896 school year. The newspaper became a daily with its September 15, 1908 issue and changed its name to The Pacific Daily Wave
. This name lasted until May 21, 1909, and the paper became The University of Washington Daily
when the 1909-1910 school year began.
ceased publishing a Monday issue in 1933 during the Great Depression
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. In 1976, it became The Daily of the University of Washington
, and in 1985 it resumed publishing on Mondays.
"The Daily Double Shot", a half-hour television show, premiered on UWTV, Channel 27 on February 5, 2010. "The Daily" also became a partner with Next Door Media by launching udistrictdaily.com, a blog site that reports on the U-District in Seattle, Washington.
is one of the most awarded college newspapers in the nation. At the 2010 National College Media Conference The Daily
earned the Pacemaker for General Excellence, Best of Show, Story of the Year Editorial/Opinion, Story of the Year Diversity and Multimedia Story of the Year. The Daily
also earned the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Apple Award for the best four-year college newspaper (tabloid) in the United States at the CMA Spring Convention in New York City. It has also been recognized with the 2007, 2008 & 2009 Mark of Excellence Award for the Best All-Around Newspaper in Region X by the Society of Professional Journalists (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska). It was a finalist for the 2009 Pacemaker Newspaper of the Year, and earned second place for Best of Show at the National College Media Conference held in Austin, Texas.
is overseen by the Board of Student Publications, on which sit representatives of the Associated Students of the University of Washington
The Associated Students of the University of Washington is one of two Student Governments on campus at the University of Washington, the other being the Graduate and Professional Student Senate...
(ASUW), the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS), the Faculty Senate, the UW Department of Communication, the UW administration, the Daily
newsroom, and a local professional publication. Only the publisher, advertising adviser, accounting and delivery staff are not University of Washington students.
Aside from campus news, The Daily
includes regular lifestyles, sports and opinion sections, as well as a Thursday arts and entertainment section called "The Weekender". The Daily celebrates all home football games with the Game Daily, which is distributed on campus and at the tailgate party before the game. Other special sections throughout the year include the Holidaily, Sex Edition, Spring Break Edition, March Madness, Greek Edition, Career Guide, and Housing Guide. The Daily also publishes the Graduation Edition and Salute to Grads, which are distributed on campus, all graduation exercises and commencement.
Former awards include Newspaper of the Year from the Associated Collegiate Press in 1996, 1997 and 2000; and the Mark of Excellence Award for the Best All Around Newspaper in the nation from the Society of Professional Journalists in 1997.
In the November of 2008, the Daily ran an op-ed column written by John Fay, a columnist, which criticized gay marriage as part of a point/counterpoint regarding the passage of Proposition 8 in California. The piece was accompanied by an illustration of a man standing next to a sheep, referencing Fay's statement that allowing gay marriage would lead to legal bestiality. Among other controversial statements, Fay argued that "being homosexual, like other emotional tendencies, doesn’t make someone a bad person, but it’s a problem that needs to be dealt with, not denied." The article sparked an outrage among the student body, and students assembled in the Husky Union Building
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to protest, claiming that the article encourages "fear and hate."
The Graduate and Professional Student Senate drafted a resolution at their December 3, 2008 meeting to have the editor-in-chief and opinion editor to either apologize for the publication of the opinion piece and illustration, or to resign.
Daily editor-in-chief Sarah Jeglum stated that she supports balanced viewpoints and doesn't plan to give the apology as requested. She encouraged groups and individuals to continue to voice their various opinions and to have The Daily act as a public forum for a variety of opinion.
The Graduate and Professional Student Senate passed a resolution at their February 4, 2009 meeting to direct the GPSS representative on the Board of Student Publications to vote for censure of editor-in-chief Sarah Jeglum.
On February 10, 2009 the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) passed a resolution supporting "the independence of The Daily as a member of the free press," and "its right to publish controversial material provided it is within the bounds of speech protected by the first amendment and THAT the ASUW finds that printing this article did not cross those legal boundaries and did not violate The Daily’s code of ethics, thus a call for censure of Sarah Jeglum is not warranted."
The Board of Student Publications met February 19 to consider the GPSS resolution to censure Sarah Jeglum. The board voted with two yea, and five nay and the resolution failed to be adopted by the Board.
ASUW then considered another resolution in response the GPSS attempt to censure to establish Free Speech and National Freedom of Speech Week during the third week of October.
Publisher - Kristin Millis
Ad Director - Michael Richard
Student Managers for 2011–2012
- 2011 Summer Editor-in-Chief - Bill Dow
- 2011-12 Editor-in-Chief - Alison Atwell
- 2011-12 Advertising Manager - Jeff VanWingerden
- Heather Brooke — Journalist/activist who helped force the resignation of the Speaker of the British House of Commons with her investigation into expenses of MPs
- Jim Caple
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— Senior writer for ESPN
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, former Daily sports editor
- Ron Chew
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— Former editor of the International Examiner
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and past director of the Wing Luke Asian Museum
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- Suki Dardarian — Managing editor of the Seattle Times
- Timothy Egan
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— 2006 National Book Award winner; Pulitzer Prize winner, enterprise reporter for the New York Times
- Luke Esser
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— Former chairman of the State of Washington Republican Party, former state senator
- David Horsey
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— Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, editorial cartoonist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- Evelyn Iritani — 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner
- John Keister — Comedian and host of the local comedy program Almost Live!
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from 1988 to 1999
- Rod Mar — Former Seattle Times photographer
- Sean P. Means — Movie critic for The Salt Lake Tribune
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- Bryan Monroe
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— Editor, CNNPolitics.com, President, National Association of Black Journalists
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, former editor of Ebony magazine, former Daily editor
- Eric Nalder — Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, chief investigative reporter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- Sean Nelson
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, Jeff J. Lin, Aaron Huffman — members of the band Harvey Danger
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- Peter Rinearson
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— Pulitzer Prize winner, author, executive, entrepreneur
- Bill Radke
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— Former National Public Radio commentator, former Daily copy editor