Michigan Daily

Remembering Tom Hayden

by Jenny Geyer October 26, 2016

Stephanie Steinberg, author of In the Name of Editorial Freedom: 125 Years at the Michigan Daily, wrote the following piece as a tribute to her work with Tom Hayden while writing her book.   Many will remember Tom Hayden as a 1960s radical activist, California state legislator or that guy who was once married to actress Jane Fonda. I’ll always remember Tom as a fellow Michigan Daily editor-in-chief, and someone who cared as much about the University of Michigan’s student-run newspaper as me. After his passing Sunday night, newspapers across the country highlighted Tom’s significance in history. The New York Times said […]

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In the Name of Editorial Freedom Book Launch

by Kasie Pleiness October 1, 2015

In the Name of Editorial Freedom: 125 Years at the Michigan Daily, a compilation of original essays by some of the best-known Daily alumni about their time on the staff, was released this past week. Editor Stephanie Steinberg and other Daily alumni were on campus last Thursday, September 24, for the book’s launch at the M-Den on State Street. A day later at the Daily’s 125th Anniversary dinner, Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy editor in chief of the Wall Street Journal and former editor in chief of the Daily, mentioned her pride in having been involved with the project. “Reading through this […]

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Guest Post: Working Behind the Desk at the Michigan Daily

by Sam Killian August 12, 2015

The following essay was written by Stephanie Steinberg, editor of In the Name of Editorial Freedom, a University of Michigan Press publication that will be released in September. Stephanie and other contributors to the book will be appearing at a number of promotional events in the coming months. A list of those events appears at the end of this post.   If you’re a University of Michigan alum, you may have vivid memories of rallies in the Diag, concerts in Hill Auditorium or victories in the Big House. Odds are you sat in class debating the implications of Brown v. Board of Education or […]

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