About The Hatchet
The GW Hatchet, founded in 1904, is an editorially and financially independent newspaper serving The George Washington University community in downtown Washington, D.C. It is the second oldest newspaper in the city.
About 35 paid staff members and 100 volunteers help put out two issues of the newspaper each week. When warranted, stories are posted in between issues at www.gwhatchet.com, which receives about 300,000 page views per month.
The Society of Professional Journalists named The Hatchet the best non-daily college newspaper in the country for 2003-2004. The newspaper is also a winner of the 2005 Pacemaker award, given out in October 2005 by the Associated Collegiate Press. The Hatchet counts five Pulitzer Prize winners among its alumni.
About The Daily Colonial
The Daily Colonial is The George Washington University's first daily news source. Established in 2004 by founders Mike DeVito and Brittany Lannert, the publication was meant to fill a gap in student media as well as serve as an experimental project in the next wave of online journalism.
Staffed completely by volunteer GW students, The Daily Colonial publishes six days a week during the Fall and Spring semesters, and once a week during the Summer semester. Staffers come from all areas of the university, and major in many different areas.
The Daily Colonial is registered as a student organization with the Student Activities Center. As such, partial funding comes the Student Association. However, The Daily Colonial and SAC both acknowledge that this arrangement has no impact on content - regardless of funding arrangements, The Daily Colonial is free to publish whatever information it wishes.
The publication is run by an Executive Committee consisting of the editor-in-chief, all of the section editors, the art director and the business manager. This board sets policy consistent with the best standards and practices of professional journalism. Overall, the mission of The Daily Colonial is to provide the best professional-quality news to the GW community, covering anything and everything that affects community members, as well as to provide a voice to all members of the community, including students, faculty, administration, parents and Foggy Bottom/West End/Foxhall residents.
The Daily Colonial is a member of U-Wire and the Associated College Press.