Welcome, Herald Alumni!
Since 1891, The Brown Daily Herald has been an entirely student-run newspaper recording the Brown University experience. For just as long, the paper has been training young journalists and building community.
You can find resources here to meet up with old friends, connect with The Herald’s many successful alums and keep up with the latest from the BDH.
The Herald began publishing daily in 1891 and is an independent, 501(c) non-profit corporation, and has been financially independent from Brown since 1975.
The inaugural four-page issue of The Brown Daily Herald was published over 130 years ago. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1891, The Herald's editors described their intentions in undertaking the sixth daily college newspaper in the country with gravitas:
"This issue begins the career of the Brown Daily Herald. Whether it shall remain as one of the fixtures of Brown or die a natural death is left to the students themselves. ... The Herald will not lay claim to any literary merit but will contain only the college news, notices and announcements that may be of daily interest to college men. ... We ask a fair trial and we will demonstrate our right to live."
Connect with The Herald today
Today, The Herald office has found a new home at 88 Benevolent St. after moving from 195 Angell in 2019. We hold open houses during Reunion Weekend each spring for alumni to come back together and reminisce.