Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A free and responsible press serving the UMass community since 1890

A free and responsible press serving the UMass community since 1890

Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A free and responsible press serving the UMass community since 1890

Massachusetts Daily Collegian

About Us

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian is the student-run newspaper at the University of Massachusetts, serving Amherst and the surrounding communities since 1890. As the principal source of news on campus since its founding, the Collegian has operated with the goal of delivering essential information to students and the community in an accurate and timely manner.

The Collegian produces a mix of written reporting and content alongside multimedia projects that includes podcasts, video series and photography. Regular print production was suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2023, the Collegian published its first print magazine and plans to expand circulation of print editions to several times a year. 

The newspaper is composed of four editorial sections,

News — Campus life, spotlight, administration, social justice, politics and international

Opinion & Editorial — Editorials, columns, letters to the editor

Sports — Event coverage, game analysis, athlete profiles 

Arts & Living — Entertainment, culture, fashion, art, music, movies and television 

The most linguistically diverse college newspaper in the country, the Collegian strives to make stories accessible to everyone in the UMass community. Founded in 2017, the translations department has republished articles in 12 languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. Learn more about the history of the department via founder Rebecca Duke Wiesenberg’s piece in The Nation about the importance of multilingual student journalism. 

The Collegian has gone by several alternative names throughout its history: Aggie Life (1890), the College Signal (1901), the Weekly Collegian (1914) and the Tri-Weekly Collegian (1956).

Mission Statement

As a student-run newspaper and a responsible press serving the community since 1890, the Massachusetts Daily Collegian strives to be a source of truth that holds itself and powerful institutions accountable. As a public platform, we hope to portray and amplify a broad range of voices. Through nuanced, inquisitive journalistic practices, we hope to educate and engage our community.

Contact Us 

Editor-in-Chief, [email protected]

Managing Editor, [email protected]

Creative Director, [email protected]

Business Manager, [email protected]

The Collegian office is located in the lower level of the Student Union building, room 210. 

Conduct Statement

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination or harassment or any kind, including, but not limited to, on the basis of an individual’s race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and ability. We are devoted to promoting an inclusive and positive environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. If any incidents of discrimination or harassment are experienced or observed in the workplace, please report it to our managing editor at [email protected]

Copyright Statement

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian is a team of professional student journalists that hold certain journalistic rights. All photographic and written work published on the Daily Collegian website is owned by the journalist as well as the publication and are under the copyright protection of both parties. No work on the Daily Collegian website shall be reproduced, adapted, or distributed without the permission of both the creator of the work and the Daily Collegian and without proper attribution. If your work has been republished without permission, please contact our editor in chief at [email protected]