Daily Cal server compromised, affecting Daily Clog and archives

One of The Daily Californian’s online servers were compromised Tuesday night, hindering our access to our older sites, including the Daily Clog and our archives. The development prevents us from editing content on the sites. However, existing content will remain accessible and safe for readers to peruse. Our main site, dailycal.org, was unaffected. We
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Daily Cal expenses 2011

As part of our effort to increase our organization’s transparency and help fellow students better understand the financial realities we face, we are releasing financial documents that outline our expenses and revenues. As a media outlet, our purpose is to shed light on the inner workings of our community’s various
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Proposed campus publications fee referendum shifts to Daily Cal-only

A perceived lack of financial transparency from The Daily Californian has led to criticism from other campus media groups as the newspaper works to place a referendum on the spring 2012 ASUC general election ballot to help close its estimated $200,000 annual budget deficit. Under the original V.O.I.C.E. Initiative proposed
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Daily Cal wins 28 college media awards for 2011

The Daily Californian will receive a total of 28 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the California College Media Association (CCMA) for its work in 2011, according to results announced last week. Twenty-two of the awards are from CCMA, more than we received in 2010 (16 awards)
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Editor’s note on V.O.I.C.E. coverage

As the V.O.I.C.E. Initiative grows as a subject in the community’s discourse, our responsibility as a news organization to cover it and provide a forum for various perspectives becomes more and more prominent. There is no doubt The Daily Californian as an organization would benefit from passage of the referendum.
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ASUC Senate committee delays vote on publications fee bill

The V.O.I.C.E. Initiative would establish a fee to support The Daily Californian and other campus publications

An ASUC Senate committee tabled a bill Monday night that would put a referendum on the spring 2012 ASUC general election ballot asking UC Berkeley students to pay a fee each semester to support The Daily Californian and other campus publications. ASUC senators and members of other campus publications raised
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Affirmative action advocates should make a better case

The Devil's Advocate

Affirmative action found its way back onto The Daily Californian’s front page Tuesday — this time without the help of a satirical bake sale. For those of you who aren’t up to date on the latest Proposition 209 news: Students staged a protest on Monday outside a San Francisco courthouse
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Letters to the Editor: Occupy Cal

Coverage of Occupy Cal disappoints. We are deeply disappointed by the recent Daily Cal coverage of the Occupy Cal events of Nov. 10.  The headline piece, titled “Occupy Cal: Protestors, police violently clash,” is factually incorrect or lacking on at least two counts: 1. It suggests that protesters were just
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Toni Martin (center), the first Editor-in-Chief of the independent Daily Californian,  sits with Jim Branson (left) and Trish Hall (right) in a staff meeting.

The Daily Californian: 40 years of independence

The Daily Californian proclaimed its independence from the campus 40 years ago today, months after a controversial editorial angered UC Berkeley officials into firing the editors responsible for its publication. The front-page editorial, published May 11, 1971, encouraged readers to “Take Back (People’s) Park” and tear down the fence that
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