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A free press is never free. And for our independent student newsroom, this is especially true. While many independent newspapers have shut down and student newspapers have opted to cut back from daily to weekly publication and moved from print to exclusively online offerings, The Daily Californian has committed to publishing a paper four times a week in addition to its daily online publication.

In the last few years, the Daily Cal has made an incredible impact. We provided the most complete and accurate coverage of conservative speaking events on campus. We compiled sexual harassment and sexual violence documents from throughout the UC system. Our coverage of numerous citywide and statewide ballot measures, the housing crisis in the Bay Area and statewide power outages was unrivaled. 

Daily Cal members haven’t just left their mark on Berkeley. Many of the nation’s best journalists got their start at the Daily Cal. We are proud to include Pulitzer Prize winners, Emmy recipients and investigative specialists among our alumni.

When the Daily Cal became independent from UC Berkeley in 1971, under the proud headline, “It’s your newspaper now,” we did it precisely so that we could publish enterprise and investigative work that holds power to account. Since then, generations of students have fought tirelessly to retain our financial and editorial independence. As we fast approach the 50th anniversary as an independent paper and the 150th anniversary of our existence, that fight is not over. We still need your help.


Ways to Support The Daily Californian

Become a member 

For the price of a cup of coffee each month, you can support the independent coverage that shapes the face of Berkeley. Monthly membership donations support the costs of printing the paper, providing small stipends for student managers and editors and updating our technology needs. To help with a monthly donation, click here.

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Make a gift 

Your gift to The Daily Californian Education Foundation helps to keep the Daily Cal in print while helping to prepare the next generation of journalists and leaders in media, business and public service. As with membership donations, your gift helps to defray printing costs for the paper and to provide for small stipends for the student managers and editors who keep the paper running. To help with a gift to the Daily Cal, please click here.

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Corporate matching

Did you know that you might be able to double or triple the impact of your donation to the Daily Cal through a matching gift from your employer or your partner’s employer? Check with the Human Resources Department at your place of work to see if they have a matching gift program for charitable donations. Let us know if you need more information about completing a corporate match form by emailing [email protected].


Make a bequest

Your gift to The Daily Californian Education Foundation (DCEF) in your will or trust helps to ensure our ability to sustain the work of providing independent news to the UC Berkeley community and the city of Berkeley while preparing a new corps of journalists. Please consider making the Daily Californian Education Foundation a beneficiary in your estate planning. For more information on making a bequest, please contact [email protected]

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