Overview\nFounded in 1890 under the name College Topics, The Cavalier Daily is the independent daily newspaper at the University of Virginia. The Cavalier Daily is Virginia's oldest collegiate daily and the oldest daily newspaper in Charlottesville, Va. Since the summer of 1996, The Cavalier Daily has been the only daily newspaper at the University, with a print circulation of 10,000 distributed on Grounds and in the surrounding Charlottesville area. The Cavalier Daily also publishes a daily Online Edition with expanded and enhanced content that has been recognized by Student Council as the University's best Web site.
The Cavalier Daily is an entirely student-run, non-profit organization with an operating budget accrued solely through advertising.
The diverse staff of more than 150 students has earned awards for outstanding news writing, editorial writing, feature writing, and overall design, and is consistently ranked a four-star newspaper by the Associated Collegiate Press. For the 1998-99 school year, The Cavalier Daily was awarded the ACP's Pacemaker Award for Newspaper Excellence, recognizing it as one of the best collegiate dailies in the nation. For the same year, The Cavalier Daily was awarded 11 Virginia Press Association awards, in competition with professional newspapers from throughout Virginia.
Cavalier Daily staffers have gone on to write professionally for some of journalism's most prestigious publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Baltimore Sun, and The Washington Post. In addition, staff members routinely earn summer internships with top-ranked media organizations, such as ABC News, NBC News, The Baltimore Sun, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Daily News, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, and The Portland Oregonian.
The opinions expressed in The Cavalier Daily are not necessarily those of the students, faculty, staff or administration of the University of Virginia. Editorials represent the opinion of the Managing Board. Columns and cartoons represent the views of the authors. The Managing Board of The Cavalier Daily is solely responsible for the newspaper's contents.\n
Publishing Schedule, Etc.\nThe Cavalier Daily is published Monday through Friday during the school year (except school breaks and exam periods) along with a mail-home issue during the summer, and is printed in the offices of The Culpeper Star-Exponent. For more details please consult our Publication Calendar.
Offices of The Cavalier Daily are located in the basement of Newcomb Hall at the University of Virginia: PO Box 400703, Charlottesville, VA, 22904-4703. The Cavalier Daily can be reached at (434) 924-1083. Office hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.\n
Awards\n2008 Virginia Press Association Awards
First Amendment Award, shared with The Collegiate Times of Virginia Tech
First place General Makeup - Laura Margaret Hammett, Lauren Tindall, Amanda Morgan
First place Critical Writing - Sarah Sherman
First place Sports Column Writing - Kyle O'Connor
Second place Investigative Reporting - Thomas W. Madrecki
Second place Feature Story Writing - Wm. Hunter Tammaro
Second place Critical Writing - David Replogle
Second place Editorial Writing - James Rogers
Second place Education Writing - Kelly Morenus
Second place Sports News Photo - Jason O. Watson
Second place General News Photo - Bennett Sorbo
Third place Feature Story Writing - Wm. Hunter Tammaro
Third place Critical Writing - Ethan Hamlin
Third place Education Writing - Anne Rasmussen
Third place Sports Pages - Laura Margaret Hammett, Lauren Tindall, Amanda Morgan
Third place Sports Feature Photo - Jason O. Watson
Third place Sports Writing - Eric Kolenich
Third place Editorial Cartoons - Wesley Andrews
2007 Virginia Press Association Awards
First place Critical Writing - Ethan Hamlin
Second place Critical Writing - Sarah Sherman
Second place Column Writing - Rachel Carr
Second place Feature Story Writing - Sarah Peeden
Third place Critical Writing - Case Blackwell
Third place Editorial Writing - Dan Keyserling
Third place In-Depth Reporting - Alex Sellinger