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The Daily Illini
Student newspaper, The University of Illinois
The Daily Illini, the student-run newspaper of the University of Illinois, headquartered in the heart of campus in its own office building, began serving the Champaign-Urbana and campus area in 1871. The free newspaper is distributed five days a week, Monday through Friday, during the school’s fall and spring semesters, and covers campus, local and other news pertinent to the student body, university athletics, campus life, administration, public opinion and entertainment. Known to students as the DI, the paper has won several awards for its writers’ work and its website, which is updated and run 24/7.
The paper is just one media unit of its parent non-profit corporation, Illini Media Corporation, which runs buzz, an entertainment magazine; Technograph, an engineering magazine; Illio, the yearbook; WPGU, the student radio station; and the217.com, an online entertainment calendar for the Champaign-Urbana area.
For years The Daily Illini has been employing full-time professionals and students from all different majors and academic backgrounds, preparing them for future careers in journalism, business, engineering, design and much more.