Feb. 3, 2020
Six UNC professors have circulated a petition that seeks to overturn the Board of Trustees’ 2015 decision to place a 16-year moratorium on renaming campus buildings. The petition comes three weeks after Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz...Read More
Dec. 2, 2019
The federal Office of Civil Rights has accepted UNC’s proposed resolution to a complaint that the University was party to an anti-Semitic act at a conference co-sponsored with Duke University on UNC’s campus in March....Read More
Sept. 24, 2019
In a point-by-point rebuttal to the U.S. Department of Education, UNC’s vice chancellor for research says a joint UNC-Duke University consortium for Middle East studies has “organized or assisted” with programs on the persecution of...Read More
The Daily Tar Heel sustained three printed newspapers a week during the first full semester of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it can no longer. The 128-year paper has moved to one printed edition per week.
Beginning today, the campus community can “find us in our blue boxes on campus and around Chapel Hill each Wednesday,” according to the paper’s announcement of the change, “and you can find us every day on our website, in your inbox and on social media.”
The DTH, which has turned to private donors for financial help four and a half years ago, says the pandemic has exacerbated its print advertising decline.
“Faced with another mostly virtual semester and a struggling local economy, we had to make a difficult choice as we prepared for the spring,” the paper’s announcement said.
The Wednesday print edition will be bigger, “with extra space for long-form features and in-depth news stories, beautiful visuals and sports and culture coverage to help you plan your week and get a deeper look at the news.”
The DTH’s print advertising revenue has been declining for 12 years.
In fall 2016, it cut print publication to four days a week, ending a print edition on Tuesdays, and began appealing to its audience for donations.
Many college newspapers have cut back their print editions in recent years, including papers at Duke, Columbia, Syracuse, Cornell, Arizona State and the universities of Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin-Madison, South Carolina, Georgia, Oregon, California-Berkeley, Nebraska, Utah, Texas-Austin and Kansas.