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The Daily Californian is an independent, student-run newspaper published by the Independent Berkeley Students Publishing Company, Inc. The newspaper serves the UC Berkeley campus and its surrounding community, publishing Monday through Friday during the academic year and twice 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. Daily Cal staffers have the unique opportunity of gaining daily metro news experience in the lively city of Berkeley. The newspaper has consistently covered the city and its institutions since its establishment, allowing student journalists to report on campus as well as city news. The Daily Cal also operates Best of Berkeley, a city guide and local arts Web site for the city of Berkeley.

One of the few campus newspapers in the country that is completely independent from the university it covers, the Daily Cal supports itself entirely from advertising revenue and does not receive equipment resources or any form of financial support from the university or the Associated Students of the University of California. The only independent campus newspaper in the UC system, 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.

The Daily Cal earned its independence in 1971 and publishes with the name, The Daily Californian, pursuant of a licensing agreement with the UC Board of Regents. The move towards 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, comprised 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 control or input in 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 is also comprised mostly of Daily Cal alumni and 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 Daily Cal alumni association holds regular reunions and receptions across the country. Alumni are established and leading journalists in such news organizations 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. Most recently, the Daily Cal has won the highly competitive California Intercollegiate Press Association's sweepstakes award two years in a row, making it the most honored campus newspaper in the state -- and arguably in all of the western United States.



Senior Editorial Board Summer 2011

Tomer Ovadia
Editor in Chief and President
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Matthew Putzulu
Managing Editor
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Allie Bidwell
News Editor
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Gopal Lalchandani
Night Editor
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Nikki Dance
Design Editor
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Diana Newby
Blog Editor
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Andrew Davis
Opinion Page Editor
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Anna Vignet
Photo Editor
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Kelly Fang
Multimedia Editor
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Ed Yevelev
Sports Editor
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Cynthia Kang
Arts & Entertainment Editor
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Matthew Wilson
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Diane Rames
General Manager
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Brad Aldridge
Production Manager
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Jill Cowan
Staff Representative
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Davey Cetina
Distribution Manager
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Karoun Kasraie
Online Manager
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Serving the campus community for 140 years.
Independent student press since 1971.

Published Monday through Friday during the school year by The Independent Berkeley Student Publishing Co., 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 the staff. 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 Co., Inc. Unsigned editorials are the collective opinion of the Senior Editorial Board.

Copyright 2001, all rights reserved. Reproduction in any form, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from the editor, is strictly prohibited.



Phone: (510) 548-8300 Fax: (510) 849-2803

Mailing address:

        P.O. Box 1949
        Berkeley, CA 94701-0949

E-mail: [email protected]

Publication Office:

        600 Eshleman Hall
        University of California, Berkeley
        Open Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

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Letters to the Editor:
Letters to the editor should be typed and must include signature and daytime phone number. Letters may be edited for space and clarity. To submit letters by e-mail, send them to [email protected].

Unsolicited submissions are welcome, but will not be returned without a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

The Daily Californian strives for accuracy and fairness in the reporting of news. If a report is wrong or misleading, a request for a correction or clarification may be made.

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