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The Daily Californian is an independent, student-run newspaper published by the Independent Berkeley Students Publishing Company, Inc. The Daily Californian covers both the UC Berkeley campus and the city of Berkeley.
The newspaper publishes Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Established in 1871, The Daily Californian is one of the oldest newspapers on the West Coast and one of the oldest college newspapers in the country.
The Daily Cal is run entirely by current or recently-graduated UC Berkeley students, and the majority of the business division of the newspaper is student-operated as well.
One of the few campus newspapers in the country that is completely independent from the university it covers, the Daily Cal supports itself through advertising revenue and does receive funding from the INK Initiative, which requires all UC Berkeley students to pay $2.50 per semester.
The Daily Cal earned its independence in 1971 and publishes with the name “The Daily Californian” pursuant to a licensing agreement with the UC Board of Regents.
The move toward independence was initiated after the university administration attempted to fire three editors because of a controversial editorial regarding People’s Park, a university-owned lot in the Southside neighborhood of Berkeley that became an unplanned park for locals.
A board of directors composed of Daily Cal alumni, UC Berkeley professors and working news media professionals oversees long-term fiscal management for the newspaper. The board of directors has no input or control over the Daily Cal’s editorial policy or newsroom operations.
In addition, another external board, the Daily Californian Education Foundation, oversees projects for the newspaper staff’s training and fundraising for the Daily Cal’s continual growth. The Education Foundation, which constitutes mostly Daily Cal alumni, also has no influence on editorial content or policy.
The Daily Californian Alumni Association is one the largest and most active alumni associations of any college newspaper. A chartered club of the California Alumni Association, the alumni association holds regular reunions and receptions across the country. Alumni are established and leading journalists in news organizations such as The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, People magazine, The Arizona Republic, The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Francisco Examiner, Sports Illustrated, NBC News, USA Today and The Washington Post.
In recent years, the Daily Cal has earned dozens of awards on a regional and national level for its comprehensive and high-quality coverage of UC Berkeley, the city of Berkeley and the entire UC system. In 2012 and 2013, the Daily Cal was named best daily student newspaper and best student newspaper website in California by the California College Media Association. The Associated College Press also awarded the Daily Cal one of the six Online Pacemaker Awards in 2016, recognizing the Daily Cal as one of the top online student publications. The Daily Californian is an independent, student-run newspaper published by the Independent Berkeley Students Publishing Company, Inc. The Daily Californian covers both the UC Berkeley campus and the city of Berkeley.
We publish our print edition four times a week during the school year and once a week in the summer. The Daily Cal does not publish on the weekends or on Wednesdays. See our publication calendar for exact dates of publishing.
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Serving the campus community since 1871. Independent student press since 1971.
The Daily Cal is published online every day and in print on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the school year and on Monday and Thursday during the summer by The Independent Berkeley Student Publishing Company Inc. The nonprofit IBSPC serves to support an editorially independent newsroom run by UC Berkeley students.
This publication is not an official publication of the University of California but is published by an independent corporation using the name “The Daily Californian” pursuant to a license granted by the Regents of the University of California.
Advertisements appearing in The Daily Californian reflect the views of the advertisers only. They are not an expression of editorial opinion or the views of staff members. Opinions expressed in The Daily Californian by editors or columnists regarding candidates for political office or legislation are those of the editors or columnists and are not those of the Independent Berkeley Student Publishing Company Inc. Unsigned editorials are the collective opinion of the Senior Editorial Board.
Copyright 2022. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form (whether in whole or in part) without written permission from the editor is strictly prohibited.
The Daily Cal encourages readers to voice their opinions respectfully in regard to other readers, writers and contributors of The Daily Californian. Comments may be removed if deemed to be in violation of this policy or when duly warranted.
After repeated violations of the comment policy, discussions on individual posts may also be closed.
Comments should remain on topic, concerning the article or blog post to which they are connected. Brevity is encouraged, as is posting under real names.
A comment will be deleted if it:
1. attacks a named or identified person or group unreasonably, including but not limited to Daily Californian employees or contributors.
2. makes readers unreasonably uncomfortable on the basis of one’s race, gender, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or otherwise.
3. threatens or encourages violence and/or illegal behavior.
4. contains racial epithets, sexual explicitness or excessive obscenities.
5. violates copyright or privacy protections.
6. contains personal information.
7. is completely off-topic or determined to be spam.
8. is posted by an employee of the Independent Berkeley Student Publishing Company Inc. (The Daily Californian)
9. uses another person’s name or email address.
University of California and INK Initiative Agreements
The Daily Californian declared independence from the University of California in 1971 after its governing board disagreed with an editorial it published and attempted to fire three of its editors. In establishing its independence, the Daily Cal signed an agreement with the university, allowing the publication to use the name “The Daily Californian” and distribute its paper on campus. The agreement also ensures the Daily Cal remains by and for the students and that the university does not compromise the paper’s editorial independence. The Daily Cal’s full agreement with the university, last updated in December of 2011, is available here.
In 2012 the Daily Cal placed a referendum, the V.O.I.C.E. initiative, on the ASUC general election ballot asking students whether they approve of a $2 semesterly fee to support the newspaper. Students passed the fee, guaranteeing the Daily Cal an estimated $93,800 annually for five years.
The Daily Cal’s board of directors and student staff members worked to construct a strategic plan to best use the V.O.I.C.E. funds and transition toward a sustainable business model. In recent years, we have worked to accomplish many of the goals established through that process. The full text of the Daily Cal’s V.O.I.C.E. agreement with the university is available here and the Daily Cal’s agreement with the ASUC is available here.
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