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Founded in 1890 under the name College Topics, The Cavalier Daily is the independent daily news organization at the University of Virginia. The Cavalier Daily is Virginia’s oldest collegiate daily and the oldest daily newspaper in Charlottesville, Virginia. Since the summer of 1996, The Cavalier Daily has been the only daily newspaper at the University, with a print circulation of 7,500 distributed on Grounds and in the surrounding Charlottesville area. The Cavalier Daily also publishes a daily online edition with expanded and enhanced content, and a convenient email edition delivers top stories daily directly to subscriber inboxes.
The Cavalier Daily is an entirely student-run, non-profit organization with an operating budget accrued through advertising and donations.
The diverse staff of more than 250 students has earned awards for outstanding news writing, editorial writing, feature writing, and overall design.
Cavalier Daily staffers have gone on to write professionally and edit for some of journalism’s most prestigious publications, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Baltimore Sun, Politico, Yahoo!, Associated Press, NBC News, The Washington Post and CNN. In addition, staff members routinely earn summer internships with top-ranked media organizations, such as The Associated Press, ABC News, NBC News, The Baltimore Sun, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Daily News, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, McClatchy Newspapers 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 Editorial 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.
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The Cavalier Daily is published daily online, and Thursday during the school year in print (except school breaks and exam periods).
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. To contact the Cavalier Daily by phone or email, see our contact page.
As an independent student newspaper, The Cavalier Daily aims to provide the University community with new, relevant and insightful information that inspires critical conversation and even action on Grounds. In the pursuit of this mission, we insist that members of The Cavalier Daily staff adhere to the highest standards of integrity, honesty and good practice. The Cavalier Daily's code of ethics may be found here.
2015 Princeton Review Ranking
2012 Virginia Press Association Awards
2011 Virginia Press Association Awards
2010 Virginia Press Association Awards
2009 Virginia Press Association Awards
2008 Virginia Press Association Awards
2007 Virginia Press Association Awards
The Cavalier Daily is celebrating 130 years! As an independent organization, we receive no funding from U.Va. in order to preserve the journalistic integrity of our reporting.
In addition to advertisements, we rely on contributions from our readers and alumni to fund operational costs. Your contributions will go toward supporting a paper integral to the University and supporting a staff of over 450 students.
Please donate to support The Cavalier Daily to serve the community for another 130 years.