DTH: Students Start the Presses

This campaign ended on November 30, 2018, but you can still make a gift to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by clicking here!

For 125 years, UNC students have relied on the DTH. Big basketball wins. Protests. Campus tragedies. Through it all, the DTH has been there.

And it’s always been ~free~. But not really. It costs money to print and distribute the papers, offer student stipends and provide the training and mentoring that makes UNC’s college newspaper the best in America. It costs money to buy computers, equipment and software, and to pay the rent.

For many years, revenue from print advertising made the DTH free for students. That revenue is declining – part of a global shift in advertising and how people consume information. But students still need the news that helps them live life at UNC more fully.

Imagine if each student at UNC paid $5 for a year of news. It would break down to less than $0.20 per print edition, less than $0.15 per email newsletter or $2.50 per Duke basketball game paper. It wouldn’t cover all the DTH’s costs, but it would go a long way toward building a sustainable future for one of UNC’s oldest and best institutions.

We’re asking all UNC students to chip in $5 to support the independent voice of students at UNC. For less than the cost of lunch on Franklin Street, support the students who make your news every day. 

Class Leaderboard

The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Students
Class YearDonorsDollars
2018 1$5
2019 30$175
2020 25$155
2021 26$145
2022 6$45
2024 1$5


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