More than 500 Yale Daily News alumni will return to campus this weekend to celebrate the Oldest College Daily’s 125th birthday. The weekend will feature panels on journalism, an exhibit in Sterling Memorial Library and a banquet for current Yale Daily News staffers and alumni.
Several prominent News alumni will speak at the weekend’s panels, including Washington Post White House correspondent Dana Milbank ’90, Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau ’70 MFA ’73, New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin ’57 and author Samantha Power ’92.
The panels will address topics including defending the First Amendment, the relationship between politics and the media, journalism in international affairs and corporatization in American journalism.
The Oldest College Daily foundation, the News’ parent organization, will also unveil a book on the history of the News. Founded on January 28, 1878, the News has provided a daily record of Yale events and has served as a learning institution for thousands of aspiring journalists.
Panels and the exhibit are free and open to the public. For a full listing, please refer to the advertisement on page 6.