Wisconsin’s Daily Cardinal Turns 120; Special Issue Honors Alums Such as Anthony Shadid

The Daily Cardinal at the University of Wisconsin-Madison celebrated its 120th birthday today with a resplendent special issue reflecting on its past and predicting its future.  As the paper confirms, “Since the 1890s, The Daily Cardinal has been a lens through which Wisconsin students have seen their world. . . . For the past 120 years, students have produced The Daily Cardinal through wars, protests and tragedies.”

Among the issue’s highlights: a Q&A with an alum who edited the paper in the early 1940s (following an all-staff strike in the late 1930s over the firing of the executive editor for being Jewish); a full-page, two-story tribute to former staffer Anthony Shadid, who died earlier this year in Syria while reporting for The New York Times; and a piece from current executive editor Kayla Johnson headlined “The Next 120 Years.”

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