For 125 years, UNC students and the Orange County community have relied on the DTH. Big basketball wins. Protests. Campus tragedies. Through it all, the DTH has been there.
But what if it wasn’t?
Important conversations wouldn’t include everyone.
Student voices would be lost.
Campus would be left in the dark.
No national championship papers.
The first draft of UNC history would go unwritten.
Your donation can help make sure the DTH is there the next time a monument comes down, or a banner goes up. The next time student voices demand action, or powerful people make a decision in secret.
Start the Presses!
In Summer 2018, we launched Start the Presses!, an annual giving campaign to help cover expenses for the publishing year. As traditional advertising revenues decline, your donations through Start the Presses will help the DTH invest in three key initiatives as we enter the fall publishing season:
-Cameras and digital processing equipment;
-Student stipends, which make working at the DTH a viable option for all students, regardless of financial situation;
-General operations to keep the DTH fulfilling its mission as we build a new business model that adds student-led creative marketing services and digital publishing to our print advertising revenue.
Whether you’re a DTH alum or a longtime fan of our students’ work, we know you appreciate the role of a free student press.
The OC Report
Starting in February 2019, the DTH launched the OC Report to better serve the information needs of the Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough communities.
Community support of the OC Report will allow us to allocate more resources to writing and reporting about our communities, launch a printed section in the DTH and continue coverage through the summer months. Select "Support stronger Orange County coverage" below to help the OC Report grow. Read more about our plans here.
Who are we
The Daily Tar Heel is the independent, nonprofit media lab for the University of North Carolina and the communities of Orange and Chatham counties.
Since 1893 we've been the community's investigator, advocate and fact-checker.
We're also an independent, nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status, and your gifts are tax-deductible.
To pay by credit card, fill out the form below. To pay by check, make it payable to DTH Media Corp., and mail to 109 E. Franklin St. Suite 210, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
Other ways to help:
Please contact Erica Perel at general firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-962-4215 to talk about making a matching gift or challenge grant, to give us stock or to set up a legacy donation.
We can also always use in-kind donations of goods, training and services.
Thanks to our First Quarter Start the Presses donors! See progress towards our goal here!