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Encyclopedia > The McGill Daily
The McGill Daily

Type Bi-weekly student newspaper
Format Tabloid

Owner Daily Publications Society
Publisher Daily Publications Society
Editor Rishi Hargovan
Founded 1911
Language English
Headquarters 3480 McTavish St., Room B24 Montréal, Québec H3A 1X9
 Canada
Circulation 11,000 (per issue)
ISSN 1192-4608

Website: mcgilldaily.com

The McGill Daily is a campus newspaper created and run by students of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The paper was first published in 1911. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada_(bordered). ... ISSN, or International Standard Serial Number, is the unique eight-digit number applied to a periodical publication including electronic serials. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... McGill University is a publicly funded, co-educational research university located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (salvation through harmony) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² - Water... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ...


The paper was originally published daily, but is now issued twice a week. It began as a broadsheet that covered mainly sports and it retained the broadsheet format for many years, but it now publishes in the tabloid format and covers a range of topics and genres in its pages. The paper's main sections are news, culture, mind & body, features, commentary, compendium, and science & technology.


Since 1980, The Daily has been independent from student government. It is published by the Daily Publications Society, whose membership automatically includes all McGill undergraduate students and most graduate students. It is the most widely distributed student publication at McGill. In fact, it currently claims to be the second-largest student newspaper in Canada, with a weekly circulation of 28,000 as of 2005 (together with its francophone sister paper, Le Délit français). Le Délit français, also simply known as Le Délit, is an independent francophone newspaper on the McGill University campus, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


The paper is generally considered the leading progressive voice on the McGill campus, compared to the more centrist McGill Tribune, and the other faculty-specific papers such as the Bull & Bear. The Daily generally endorses progressive student candidates, and backs grassroots student activism and direct action. Much of its features coverage is devoted to issues of social justice, accessibility, and inequality. However, the paper's longstanding policy of publishing almost all letters means that dissenting points of view and lively debate occur within the newspaper's pages. In politics, centrism usually refers to the political ideal of promoting moderate policies which land in the middle ground between different political extremes. ... The McGill Tribune is a campus newspaper published by the Students Society of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... A grassroots political movement is one driven by the constituents of a community. ... Students occupying Sheffield town hall over the introduction of higher education fees Student activism is work done by students to effect political, environmental, economic, or social change. ... Direct action is a form of political activism which seeks immediate remedy for perceived ills, as opposed to indirect actions such as electing representatives who promise to provide remedy at some later date. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Contents

Current masthead

The McGill Daily is run in a non-hierarchical manner. Editors and staff members have equal voting powers and speaking privileges at editorial board meetings. Each editor is paid a small monthly stipend. This stipend is the same for every editor, except those whose section appears only once a week (Mind&Body and Science+Technology), who receive half of the full stipend.


The McGill Daily's 2006-2007 editorial staff:

Coordinating Editor - Rishi Hargovan
Coordinating News Editor - Sarah Colgrove
News Editors - Kelly Ebbels, Drew Nelles, Jesse Rosenfeld
Features Editor - Jeremy Delman
Coordinating Culture Editor - Simon Lewsen
Culture Editors - Farrah Merali, Ben Sutton
Commentary & Compendium Editor - Daniel Goldbloom
Mind&Body Editor - Elissa Gurman
Science+Technology Editor - Marion Malone
Photo Editors - Josh Chapman, Carina Sorensen
Production & Design Editor - Angel Chen
Copy and Web Editor - Kate McCurdy

Elections have been held to form the 2007-2008 editorial board. As of May 1, the new Coordinating Editor will be Drew Nelles.


Past contributors

Some of the Daily's past contributors who have gone on to fame include:

A longer list is available at the official website of the publication, where an online version of the paper is also published. The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) or LAssociation Canadienne des Journalistes in French is a Canadian organization of professional journalists created to promote excellence in journalism and encourage investigative journalism. ... Leonard Norman Cohen, CC (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter. ... Irwin Cotler, PC , MP , OC , BA , BCL , LL.D , Ph. ... Adam Gopnik, an essayist and commentator, is primarily known for his work published by The New Yorker, for which he has written since 1986. ... Charles Krauthammer Charles Krauthammer (born 13 March 1950), is a neoconservative, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, and commentator. ... The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... Irving Layton OC (March 12, 1912 – January 4, 2006) was a Canadian poet. ... Julius H. Grey is a Canadian lawyer and professor, and one of Canadas leading civil libertarians and human rights advocates. ... David Lewis (born Loch), CC, MA (June 23, 1909-May 23, 1981) was a Russian-born Canadian labour lawyer and politician. ... Irving Layton OC (March 12, 1912 – January 4, 2006) was a Canadian poet. ... The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a progressive social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ...


See also

Le Délit français, also simply known as Le Délit, is an independent francophone newspaper on the McGill University campus, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...

External links

  • Official Site
  • Daily Publications Society (publisher of The McGill Daily)

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The Daily broke a big story last year that captured the imagination of the national media: the decision of a handful of senators to reject Royal Bank president John Cleghorn as a proposed honorary degree recipient.
For their part, Daily editors say the story raised legitimate questions about the honorary degrees process and who should be entitled to them.
Student journalists, Levitz adds, are paid for their free labour (some editors earn a modest stipend) in the sort of marketable skills that will give them an edge in the job market: a knack for efficient time management, a flair for writing and the ability to deliver on deadline.
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