If you have ever visited UNC, you’ve probably seen the bright blue Daily Tar Heel boxes around campus.
Week after week, new print papers are put in these boxes — papers that are made entirely by students covering news across UNC, Orange County and the state of North Carolina.
For more than 100 years, the DTH has been the newspaper of record at the University. If you’re a new UNC student or community member, here’s a rundown of who we are and what we do.
About the DTH
The DTH is the student-run newspaper at UNC. Now in its 129th year, the publication is completely independent from the University, though it does heavily cover UNC news.
The DTH’s mission includes pursuing news of the University community, training young journalists and setting the standard for innovative and accurate journalism. The paper aims to be a trusted source of news for UNC students, faculty, staff, Orange County community members and beyond. All reporting decisions are made by student reporters and editors.
Beyond University news, the DTH covers sports and city and state news.
Currently, we print a paper every Wednesday that is available in the blue boxes on and around campus. The DTH publishes online content every day of the week except Friday and Saturday, unless there is breaking news.
The DTH also has an editorial board comprised of board members, the opinion editor and assistant editor, and the editor-in-chief. Editorial board content does not represent the views of the DTH or its staff.