We’re excited to announce the Daily Wildcat Innovation in Media campaign. This is a 3-year campaign with a goal to raise $250,000 for the Daily Wildcat. These funds are essential as we continue to innovate and transition into new media models that best serve our readers, our advertisers and our student workers. Please join other Wildcat alumni and friends in supporting this effort by joining our Wildcat Innovators Circle. For information on the campaign and how to donate, click here. You can also read Director of Student Media Mark Woodhams’ campaign letter.
Daily Wildcat to Honor 9 Young Alumni Achievers
New media, old media, sales, technology, entrepreneurship, law and creative writing are all front and center in the careers of nine young Wildcat alumni – out of school for 10 years or less – who will receive the Wildcat’s Young Alumni Achievement Award at the Hall of Fame banquet and reunion on Jan. 25. Read about the 2013 winners here.
Have photos or memories to share?
Have memories about George Morley, Clyde Lowery, Mark Woodhams, or other folks you worked with at the Daily Wildcat? Would you like to share how working at the Wildcat has influenced your life, your successes? Please email them and any photos you have to share, and we’ll post them on our Testimonial page. Let us know if it’s okay to use your name.
Alumni Reunion and Hall of Fame Banquet Set for Jan. 25th, 2014
Eleven Daily Wildcat alumni will be inducted into the Wildcat Alumni Hall of Fame early next year. Join other Wildcat alumni and friends in celebrating the achievements of this distinguished group on Jan. 25 at the University Marriott in Tucson. View banquet details and how to order your tickets.
You can also watch a slideshow of the nominees during their Wildcat days
“I am the Wildcat”
A couple years ago we started an ad campaign to promote working at the Wildcat. Here are a few ads from the first round – click on an image to view them all as a slide show. Does what they say resonate with you?
The Wildcat is home to more than 150 passionate, engaged students, each gaining real-world, on-the-job experience as they hone their skills in journalism, sales, marketing, visual arts and more. Their responsibility: To produce daily, unfettered, editorially-independent news and advertising content.
Today’s Daily Wildcat reader expects to receive content 24/7, through multiple channels. This transformation in the delivery of news and advertising means not just keeping up, but staying ahead.
Today’s Daily Wildcat staffers need new and better tools and resources that will help them meet this challenge while giving them experience and inspiration for their future careers.
You can make it happen. Please join the Wildcat Innovation in Media Campaign. With your investment, we will continue to build skills, develop new revenue streams, recruit and retain talented students, and create an inspiring work environment.
Your support will be the foundation for the Wildcat’s future, and will be an enduring link in the Wildcat’s tradition of excellence, both as a news organization and as a launching pad to successful careers.
Now accepting Wildcat Hall of Fame & Young Alumni Award nominations
Arizona Daily Wildcat alumni have inducted 56 fellow alums into the Daily Wildcat Hall of Fame since its inception in 2001. Our alumni have distinguished themselves nationally in journalism and many other fields. The Daily Wildcat Hall of Fame includes Pulitzer Prize winners as well as alumni who excelled in law, business, technology, film producing, education, and even horse-racing.
Now it’s time for another round of nominations. Know someone who deserves to be honored in the Hall of Fame? Please submit a nomination by April 15.
Since 2008 we have concurrently recognized outstanding younger alumni with the Daily Wildcat Young Alumni Awards. This award recognizes alumni who have been out of school for 10 years or less and who have begun to make their mark professionally in any field. Please submit your nomination by April 15.
We are in the early stages of planning a Wildcat Alumni Hall of Fame and Young Alumni awards ceremony for late fall 2013/early spring 2014. Stay posted.
Daily Wildcat Timeline
My name is Luke Money and I am the current editor in chief at the Wildcat, for the next month at least. For the past week or so I’ve been working on creating the Daily Wildcat Facebook timeline. But I need some help. I went through and added in the major timestamps in Wildcat history (first issue, when we became a daily, etc.) but I want this to be more than a regurgitation of a brochure. I want it to be a lively, complete history of the Wildcat, as told by its alumni. That’s where you all come in. If you can think of major moments during your time at the paper (big awards, big stories, big problems, big anything) and send me a specific date and brief description of the event, I can add it to our timeline so all of our Facebook followers can see it. I can be reached at email@example.com. I hope to hear from a lot of you soon.
Recognition for Daily Wildcat
WILDCAT NAMED PACEMAKER FINALIST
Both the print Daily Wildcat and the online dailywildcat.com have been named finalists for the prestigious Pacemaker award to be announced at the national college media convention in Orlando this fall. The winner will be picked from 10 finalists. The Pacemaker, presented by the Associated Collegiate Press, recognizes outstanding achievement in college media.
The Wildcat was last named a finalist for both print and online editions in 2007 (though ultimately not a winner in either). The only time the Wildcat swept into the winner’s circle for both awards was in 1998.
“Gutsiest” College Paper
You’ve got to like this random award for the Wildcat – named one of the 5 “gutsiest” college papers in the country by Mother Jones magazine in its September issue.
9/11 Commemorative Wrap Gets Kudos
Like most news outlets, the Daily Wildcat issued a commemorative edition for the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. The Wildcat’s project was in the form of a 4-page “wrap” around the regular Friday, Sept. 9 edition. The commemorative cover was high-fived around the country for its simplicity and elegance and was picked up on many design and news sites. Here’s a look at it from Charles Apple’s blog at copydesk.org.
Wildcat Production Manager retires
After 28 years of overseeing the production of more than 4,000 Wildcats, Fred Smith is retiring August 4, 2011. Here’s the commemorative (and not entirely factual) Wildcat “front page” staff and former students produced for him. Any memories you’d like to share? Please comment!