As a daily, student-run publication offered for free to the Brown University community, The Herald incurs significant production costs. Please consider donating to support our operations as we continue to promote student journalism and adapt to the digital age.
One particular program in need of funding is the financial assistance program. This pilot program, which was established by a generous Herald supporter with additional funding by Herald alumni, provides financial assistance to students whose financial obligations — especially through Brown work-study requirements or other jobs — prevent or hinder their participation at The Herald. No student on our all-volunteer staff should have to make the choice between working at the newspaper they love and making ends meet.
The Herald is also undertaking an ambitious digitization project to provide online access to The Herald’s entire archive, from 1891 forward. Stored in bound volumes at Brown’s John Hay Library, past issues are a valuable — but frequently untapped — resource for journalists, historians and others interested in exploring Brown’s history. These archives are disintegrating. They lack any formal indexing, making the useful information contained within their pages difficult to access. We are committed to preserving and making available this important record of Brown’s history. Thanks to generous donors, we have been able to digitize many years of Herald archives, but our ability to complete the rest depends on support from readers like you.