The Daily Eastern News

Minority editors reflect on experiences

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under 100th Anniversary, News, Special Sections

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 ran the paper. In 1973, African-American student Anthony Blackwell was named editor-in-chief for ...

Former editor reflects on past News era

Former editor reflects on past News era

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2015


Filed under 100th Anniversary, News, Showcase, Special Sections

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, the service is very boring, and so I loved to read,” he said. “I read a lot of books during that...

Rolling through history in style

Rolling through history in style

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under 100th Anniversary, News, Showcase, Special Sections

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 are being printed and cut while pressman Tom Roberts prepares the press for another night of prin...

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