About the new DPAA website

If you’ve visited the DP Alumni Association website in the past, you’ll likely notice we’ve done some cleanup and given the site a new look and improved functionality. The DPAA moved the website and alumni database to new platforms to better support the organization’s efforts moving forward. Our previous website, built on a system designed for communication among members of a closed community, launched just as Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media exploded in popularity. As a result, the internal…

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Support the DP every time you shop on Amazon

If you shop on Amazon — occasionally or frequently — you can support the DP at the same time! Amazon has a charitable giving program called AmazonSmile which gives half of one percent of every purchase to a supported non-profit organization. Half of one percent may not sound like a lot, but if every DP alum did this every time they shopped at Amazon, it would add up to a significant gift to the DP each year. With Amazon’s popular shopping holiday, Prime Day, coming up on July 16, this seemed like a good time to ask every DP alum who purchases from Amazon to register the DP as your supported charitable organization. For those who have already been doing this, thank you! For those who haven’t, it’s very simple.

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Happy 50th Birthday, 34th Street!

The October 10, 2018 issue of 34th Street Magazine is a nostalgic, fun look back at the 50 years the magazine has been in existence on its golden anniversary. The issue features articles by 13 former 34th Street Editors-in-Chief, starting with founding editor Bill Mandel '69 explaining how and why the magazine got launched. Many, many more DP and 34th Street alumni are mentioned in those reminiscences. You can selectively read articles online by clicking here, view the entire issue…

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DPAA Hosts 33rd Marquez Journalism Conference

Eighteen Daily Pennsylvanian alumni came together at Penn on a rainy late-September Sunday afternoon to lead the 33rd annual Steve A. Marquez Journalism Conference. This annual conference organized by the Daily Pennsylvanian Alumni Association brings DP alumni currently working in journalism to campus to speak with current Penn students in a low-key, interactive environment. The alumni offer hands-on tips and advice, to provide ideas, suggestions and inspiration. Washington Post investigative reporter Beth Reinhard ’90 delivered this year’s keynote speech, entitled…

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DPAA issues 2017 Annual Report

The DPAA Board of Directors in December published its Annual Report on the activities of the Alumni Association in 2016. The report was sent via postal mail to all DP alumni who have mailing addresses on file with the DP; a PDF version of the report is available by clicking here. The DPAA regularly posts news about our alumni on the DPAA Facebook page DPAA Facebook page and emails news about the DP and DPAA several times each year/ But in an effort…

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Bay area alums run to support the DP

Inspired by several predecessors from the 125th board, former Senior Sports Editors Cal Silcox '12 and Megan Soisson '13 (who served together on the 127th Board) ran the Giant Race half marathon in San Francisco this September, raising more than $2,800 for the DP in the process. The funds will support the paper's Donald Neiman Fund, which pays DP student journalists for summer journalism internships that would otherwise be unpaid. After running San Francisco's classic Bay to Breakers race together in 2013,…

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DP Board implements restructuring plan

The Daily Pennsylvanian's Board of Directors wrapped up a busy first half of 2014 by adopting an integrated three-pronged strategy focused on building a ‘digital-first’ culture while continuing the DP’s century-plus tradition as a printed daily; ensuring the organization’s long-term financial viability, and nurturing student innovation. The goal: make the DP the country’s most respected and innovative college media organization, with the products to match. The Board, which includes five current DP students and four alumni steeped in media and entrepreneurial experience, was created to…

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Taylor Culliver: Restructuring necessary for a strong future

Change really is alive at the DP. We’ve all known for awhile now that our organization was in need of some drastic changes both financially and editorially. My goal from the start of my term as Executive Editor has been to work with everyone across the organization to take the steps necessary to make those thoughts become a reality. With the great leadership we have in our editors and managers, and the implementation of our new Board of Directors, I’m…

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Alums propel 29th annual Marquez Journalism Conference

Twenty-one DP alumni returned to campus on September 6 for the 29th annual Steven A. Marquez Journalism Conference. Reflecting changes to the industry, the event took on a digital-related theme. Rick Dunham '78 delayed a trip to Beijing, where he now teaches journalism, to lead a kick-off session on best practices for conduct in the social-media age. A longtime reporter and columnist for BusinessWeek and the Houston Chronicle, he was a White House Correspondent and president of the National Press…

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