- The Daily Princetonian
The Daily Princetonian Type Daily student newspaper Format Color Broadsheet Owner Trustees of The Daily Princetonian Publishing Company Editor-in-chief Ameena M. Schelling Founded 1876 Headquarters 48 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
Official website http://www.dailyprincetonian.com
The Daily Princetonian is the daily independent student newspaper of Princeton University. It is published five days a week from September to May and three days a week during the University's Reading Period in January and May.
The Daily Princetonian, nicknamed the "Prince," was the second college newspaper in America to publish daily. The paper, founded in 1876 as a biweekly publication named The Princetonian, became The Daily Princetonian in 1892 when it became a daily newspaper.
Produced by a staff of nearly 200 undergraduate students, the organization has an annual budget of more than $600,000. The "Prince" has a daily print circulation of 2,000 and its website receives roughly 30,000 hits every day.
The "Prince" is fully independent from Princeton University. It is directed by a graduate board of trustees, consisting of former editors and business staffers. The paper supports itself financially and does not receive financial support from the university or from alumni donations.
The Daily Princetonian's offices are housed at 48 University Place, Princeton, N.J., on the western edge of the university's main campus, between Lockhart Hall and Foulke Hall, just down University Place from the U-Store, the university convenience store. The paper's editorial staff consists entirely of Princeton students. Daily operations at the "Prince" are directed by the Editor-in-Chief, who directs the editorial side of the paper, and the Business Manager, who directs the business and financial side of the house. The Business Manager and the Editor-in-Chief report independently to the newspaper's board of trustees so as to prevent business and editorial matters from being intermixed.
The staff is grouped into several sections, including news, sports, opinions, photography, copy editing, design, business, and web. The paper recruits new staff twice annually, at the beginning of each semester, though walk-in volunteers are welcomed at any time. New staffers are typically freshmen, but sophomores, juniors, and seniors may join the paper as well.
The current editor-in-chief is Ameena M. Schelling and the business manager is Sophia Harris-Dyer. The editor-in-chief and business manager are chosen in December and appoint the remainder of their respective boards themselves. Those boards take control of the newspaper with the beginning of the second semester, in February. The editorial boards serve for two semesters. Typically, the editor-in-chief and business manager begin their service in the spring of their junior year and complete their service in the winter of their senior year. This staggered system was created in part to allow the graduating seniors time to finish their senior theses.
In January 2007, the "Prince" caused controversy when it published a fictitious editorial in its "joke issue" regarding the Jian Li lawsuit. Some Asian groups complained for its use of offensive stereotypes, which included portrayals of Asian-Americans as people who cook greasy food and wash clothes.. Author Chang-rae Lee noted that "the piece astounds me not so much for its racism as its stupidity. The "Prince" issued a statement concerning its motivations and expectations for the piece, stating that it did not mean to be offensive but rather satirical.
Government & Politics
- Elena Kagan '81, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
- Jacob D. Beam '29, U.S. Ambassador
- Denny Chin '75, United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, presided over U.S. v. Madoff
- Shelby Cullom Davis '30, U.S. Ambassador and founder of Concerned Alumni of Princeton
- Robert H. McBride '40, U.S. Ambassador
- Livingston T. Merchant '26, U.S. Ambassador
- Adlai Stevenson '22, Governor of Illinois, Democratic Party Nominee for President in 1952 and 1956, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
- Woodrow Wilson 1879, president of Princeton University, Governor of New Jersey and President of the United States
- H. Chapman Rose '28, Under Secretary of the Treasury
- Nelson P. Rose '31, General Counsel of the Treasury
- James H. Douglas, Jr. '20, Secretary of the Air Force
- James Forrestal '15, first United States Secretary of Defense
- John Marshall Harlan II '20, Supreme Court justice
- Syngman Rhee 1910, president of the Republic of Korea
- Massie Ritsch '98, Deputy Assistant Secretary for External Affairs & Outreach at U.S. Department of Education
- Chris Lu '88, Obama administration's White House cabinet secretary
- Joel Achenbach '82, writer for The Washington Post and author of the Post's Achenblog
- R.W. Apple, Jr. '57, writer for The New York Times
- Hamilton Fish Armstrong '14, editor of Foreign Policy
- William Attwood '41, U.S. Ambassador and publisher of Newsday
- Kate Betts, '86, editor of Harper's Bazaar
- John N. Brooks, Jr. '42, author and staff member, The New Yorker
- Peter D. Bunzel '49, op-ed page editor, Los Angeles Times
- Robert Caro '57, Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction writer
- Bosley Crowther '28, film critic at the New York Times
- Frank Deford '61, writer for Sports Illustrated and broadcaster on U.S. radio and television.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald '17, novelist and short-story author.
- Barton Gellman '82, editor at The Washington Post and Pulitzer Prize-winner
- Richard Just '01, executive editor, The New Republic
- Donald Kirk '59, national correspondent, Chicago Tribune
- Rick Klein '98, author of The Note (ABC News).
- Richard Kluger '56, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist and book publisher
- Doug Lederman '84, co-founder and editor of Inside Higher Ed and former editor at the Chronicle of Higher Education
- John B. Oakes '34, editorial page editor, The New York Times
- Don Oberdorfer '52, writer for The Washington Post, current professor at Johns Hopkins University
- Norimitsu Onishi '92, reporter for The New York Times
- T.R. Reid '66, former correspondent, The Washington Post and bestselling non-fiction author.
- James Ridgeway '59, editor and writer, New Republic and Village Voice
- Mark Stevens '73, film critic for New York Magazine and co-author of De Kooning: An American Master
- John Stossel '69, ABC News anchor/correspondent
- Annalyn Swan '73, co-author of 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning De Kooning: An American Master, current member of the Prince Board of Trustees
- Robert McLean '13, publisher, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin
- John S. Martin '23, managing editor, Time Magazine
- Thomas E. Weber '89, columnist, The Daily Beast and former Wall Street Journal bureau chief
- Christine Whelan '99, contributor to Wall Street Journal and others, author of Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women
- Edward W. Barrett '32, Dean, Columbia School of Journalism
- John V. Fleming GS '63, emeritus professor at Princeton and long-time columnist.
- Richard Halliburton '21, world traveler, explorer, and writer
- Henry A. Laughlin '14, president, Houghton Mifflin Company
- ^ Isherwood, Darryl R. (2007-01-20). "Many see student column as no joke". The New Jersey Times. http://www.nj.com/news/times/index.ssf?/base/news-2/1169269625209370.xml&coll=5. Retrieved 2007-01-21.
- ^ Arenson, Karen W. (2007-01-23). "At Princeton, a Parody Raises Questions". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/23/education/23princeton.html?pagewanted=2&sq=princeton%20asian%20article&st=cse&scp=1. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
- ^ Sethi, Chanakya (2007-01-19). "Editors' note". The Daily Princetonian. http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2007/01/19/news/17133.shtml. Retrieved 2007-01-21.
- ^ Epstein, Jennifer (2006-10-05). "A Man of the Times". The Daily Princetonian. http://dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2006/10/05/news/16071.shtml. Retrieved 2007-08-14.
- ^ Frank Deford: All in the Game, The Washington Post, April 23, 2006
- Schmitt, Judy Piper, '76, ed (1977). The Prince Remembers: One Hundred Years of The Daily Princetonian. Princeton, N.J.: Daily Princetonian Publishing Co.
- The Orange & Black in Black & White: A Century of Princeton through the Eyes of the Daily Princetonian. Princeton, N.J.: Daily Princetonian Publishing Co. 1992.
- The Daily Princetonian website
- The Prox, a blog written by Daily Princetonian Opinions Columnists.
- The Daily Princetonian Photography Store
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