History of The Dartmouth
The Dartmouth is the daily student newspaper at Dartmouth College. Founded in 1799, it is America's oldest college newspaper. It is published by The Dartmouth, Inc., an independent, nonprofit corporation chartered in the state of New Hampshire. The Dartmouth was first published in Hanover, New Hampshire on August 27, 1799, by Moses Davis “on College Plain” under the name the Dartmouth Gazette.
The newspaper’s organization prior to 1913 was a simple business partnership between the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. As such, The Dartmouth was financially independent from the College. Although this system worked, it was recognized that some formal organization would be needed, making the newspaper an independent corporate organization that would be able to withstand an assault by the College.
On September 18, 1913, a news story announced that The Dartmouth had become a corporation chartered in Maine over the summer break. “Instead of a mere union of editors putting forth a newspaper by common consent, there is a legal corporation for the purpose, a legal entity which exists in the eyes of the law apart from the particular individuals who form its personnel at a given time. The paper has changed from individualistic to corporate control,” the issue read.
Joining The Dartmouth
The Dartmouth is staffed by students at Dartmouth College. To join, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or watch out for campus e-mails from The Dartmouth. The Dartmouth hires new staff at the start of every term, and also does hiring at the beginning of select terms throughout the year.
On the editorial side, applicants can apply to write for any of our various content sections, or to work on our photography, graphics, design or copyediting staff. Students are asked to submit an application before interviewing with current staff.
On the business side, students can apply for the Advertising and Marketing, Circulation, Finance, IT, and Design sections. Applicants are asked to submit an application before interviewing with current staff.