The Daily Tar Heel has chronicled the socio-political events affecting UNC-Chapel Hill, the nation’s oldest public university, for over 125 years. In conversation with News & Observer editor, John Drescher, Zogry discusses the highs and lows, events famous and forgotten, of Tar Heel history. In Print News and Raise Hell: The Daily Tar Heel and the Evolution of a Modern University, Zogry examines how the campus and the paper have dealt with many challenging issues for more than a century and reveals the ways in which the history of the Daily Tar Heel is deeply intertwined with the past and present of the nation's oldest public university.
"Ken Zogry's history of the Daily Tar Heel tells two engaging and interlocking stories--not only of a legendary student newspaper, but of the university whose adventures it fearlessly chronicles. It is eloquent and essential reading for us all." --Edwin M. Yoder Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Lions at Lamb House
For over 125 years, the Daily Tar Heel has chronicled life at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at times pushed and prodded the university community on issues of local, state, and national significance. Thousands of students have served on its staff, many of whom have gone on to prominent careers in journalism and other influential fields.