About The Daily Pennsylvanian

The Daily Pennsylvanian is the University of Pennsylvania's independent student news organization. We cover news and sports from the University of Pennsylvania and from around the Philadelphia metro area.

*Office:* 4015 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6198 Business/Advertising Phone: (215) 898-6581 Newsroom/Editorial Phone: (215) 898-6585 Fax: (215) 898-2050

For detailed staff contact information, including names, phone extensions and e-mail addresses, see our "staff directory":/index.php/page/staff_directory.

For information on how you can get involved with the _DP_, see "Join The DP!":http://www.thedp.com/page/join

The Daily Pennsylvanian, Inc. is a non-profit corporation which publishes _The Daily Pennsylvanian_ newspaper, _34th Street Magazine_, theDP.com, 34st.com, Under the Button and The Buzz blogs and _The Weekly Pennsylvanian_ and _The Summer Pennsylvanian_ weekly newspapers.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 1984, The Daily Pennsylvanian, Inc. receives no funding from the University of Pennsylvania, and is student-run. Corporate decisions are made by an eight-member Executive Board responsible for overall operation of the corporation and its publications. The Executive Board concentrates on planning, major projects, and issues that span both the editorial and business boards responsible for day-to-day operations. Seven student directors and the General Manager sit on the Executive Board. The Executive Editor of The Daily Pennsylvanian is President of the corporation and heads the Executive Board.

h3. The _DP_

_The Daily Pennsylvanian_ is the independent student newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania. About 136 mornings each school year, Penn students, faculty and staff turn to the _DP_ as their source of campus and city news and sports coverage. _The Daily Pennsylvanian_ exists to inform the Penn community of relevant news and opinion while providing a training vehicle for students.

First published in 1885, under the name _The Pennsylvanian_, the _DP_ is perennially recognized as one of the top college newspapers in the country. The paper has been published daily since 1894 (except from May 1943 to November 1945, when it was not published because of World War II). In 1962, the _DP_ broke away from the student government and became independent. At the same time, the paper merged with the _Pennsylvania News_, the university's women's newspaper. In 1984, _The Daily Pennsylvanian_ became a corporation, formally completing the separation of any editorial or financial control by the University of Pennsylvania.

More than 250 students work for the _DP_ in the business and editorial departments. Editors and business managers are elected each December by the outgoing board and serve for a term of one year. The student board is responsible for all editorial and financial decisions of the newspaper. Four professional staff members provide continuity, advice and training for the student staff, and maintain operations during vacation periods.

The _DP_ consists of two principal divisions — business and editorial. The Business Board is responsible for all the business affairs of the _DP_, including advertising, production, marketing, credit and finance. The Business Manager heads the Business Board. The heads of the five business departments, as well as the General Manager, are members of the Board.

The Editorial Board is responsible for the content of the _DP_ and its publications. The Managing Editor heads the Editorial Board. The heads of each editorial department, including news, sports, photography, art, editorial page, design, _34th Street Magazine_, _The Weekly Pennsylvanian_, and theDP.com are members of the Board.

h3. _34th Street Magazine_

_34th Street Magazine_, the _DP_'s arts and entertainment weekly magazine was first published in 1968. Today, _34th Street_ is read by thousands of Philadelphia students, faculty and residents every Thursday.

_Street_ takes great pride in being constantly on the pulse of music, film, and cultural news and events. Like _The Daily Pennsylvanian_, _34th Street Magazine_ is produced entirely by students. The _34th Street_ editorial board is made up of about 15 section-specific content editors, a design editor, managing editor and editor-in-chief.

h3. _Under the Button_

Under The Button is Penn's 24/7 news and entertainment blog, known for its signature humor, gossip and snarky features. UTB was founded in 2008 and grew out of 34th Street Magazine and has become a campus fixture for breaking news, reporting events and highlighting the pulse of student life. Sometimes their topical articles get picked up by the Huffington Post; sometimes they get retweeted by Wawa. Such is the influence of Under The Button in University City and beyond. UTB is just that cool. Its board is made of about seven editors and ten contributing writers. Send them tips ( tips@underthebutton.com) about the funny – or juicy – things you see and hear at Penn and email Editor-in-Chief Ben Lerner (lerner@underthebutton.com) to get involved as a contributor!

h3. The Weekly

_The Weekly Pennsylvanian_, a weekly compendium of articles published in _The Daily Pennsylvanian_, began publication in 1984. Its primary audience is parents and alumni who would like a concise review of what's happening at Penn. The eight-page weekly newspaper is published and mailed every Tuesday during the school year. Production of _The Weekly_ is overseen by an editor-in-chief. _The Weekly_ has a subscription base of several thousand parents, faculty and alumni.

h3. The SP

The _Summer Pennsylvanian_ is the weekly newspaper published during the University's summer session. There are 10 issues published on Thursdays between late May and early August. The _SP_ has been published since 1982. A board of eight editors and two business department managers oversee production of the _SP_.

h3. theDP.com

The _DP_'s website made its debut in October 1995. Originally called _DP Online_, and later _DP Interactive_, the website moved the print edition of the _DP_ into a more interactive and colorful experience in the early days of the web.

The website became theDP.com in fall 2009. Today's site offers more than a decade of _The Daily Pennsylvanian_'s full-text archives and interactive features that go far beyond the content of the print edition. TheDP.com is overseen by an online managing editor and a lead online developer. Have more questions? "Read our online FAQ":/faq.