The Daily Eastern News

Arts section stays ‘On the Verge’ of entertainment

November 4, 2015

In the 1970s, as always, Daily Eastern News reporters were busy day after day with breaking and hard news coverage, but some staff members thought arts and entertainment stories were not being covered...

Alumni recall gaining valuable news skills

November 4, 2015

Throughout the past 100 years, The Daily Eastern News has been the training ground for quite a few students who went on to become big names in the journalism field. One of those names is Chris Sundheim,...

Newsroom travels far, wide to find permanent home

Student newspaper has been housed in various locations around campus
November 4, 2015

According to John Ryan, former adviser for The Daily Eastern News, The News has been housed in at least nine different locations across campus since its founding in 1915. The Normal School News was founded...

Website carries coverage into 21st century, beyond

November 4, 2015

Created during a time before the likes of Twitter and WordPress, the Web presence of The Daily Eastern News has seen different versions during its 14-year existence stored on a server. The first iteration...

Streakers, ninjas make interesting headlines

Strange stories, oddities entertain News readership through the years
November 4, 2015

The Daily Eastern News has covered some of the most hard-hitting, breaking news events at Eastern since the newspaper’s inception in 1915. The News has covered the hiring of presidents, budget crises,...

The News begins centennial celebrations

The News begins centennial celebrations
November 4, 2015

Reminiscing and reconnecting will be the focus of the weekend as The Daily Eastern News celebrates 100 years of publication. More than 200 alumni are set to participate in the festivities, which include...

Minority editors reflect on experiences

November 4, 2015

Throughout its 100-year history, The Daily Eastern News has had roughly 10 minority editors-in-chief, but despite the expected racial barriers, some said their ethnicities did not affect the way they...

Former editor reflects on past News era

Former editor reflects on past News era
November 4, 2015

As an Army Air Corps soldier in the final years of World War II, Robert Sterling was in charge of closing down military bases and found that reading and writing helped to pass the time. “First of all,...

Rolling through history in style

Rolling through history in style
Page by page, night after night, Eastern’s press puts news in readers’ hands
November 4, 2015

The smell of ink wafts out from the pressroom in Buzzard Hall, while across the hall, the staff of The Daily Eastern News puts the finishing touches on the next day’s edition. Negatives of the pages...

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