Stephanie Steinberg

Stephanie Steinberg
In the Name of Editorial Freedom: 125 Years at the Michigan Daily
At a time when daily print newspapers across the country are failing, the Michigan Daily continues to thrive. Completely operated by students of the University of Michigan, the paper was founded in 1890 and covers national and international news topics ranging from politics to sports to entertainment. The Daily has been a vital part of the college experience for countless UM students, none more so than those who staffed the paper as editors, writers, and photographers over the years. Many of these Daily alumni are now award-winning journalists who work for the premier news outlets in the world.

In the Name of Editorial Freedom, titled after the paper’s longstanding masthead, compiles original essays by some of the best-known Daily alumni about their time on staff. For example Dan Okrent, first public editor of the New York Times, discusses traveling with a cohort of Daily reporters to cover the explosive 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy editor-in-chief of the Wall Street Journal, and author Alan Paul talk about the intensity of the Daily newsroom and the lasting relationships it forged. Adam Schefter of ESPN recalls his awkward first story that nevertheless set him on the path to become the ultimate NFL insider. The essays of this book offer a glimpse, as activist Tom Hayden writes, at the Daily’s impressive role covering historic events and how those stories molded the lives of the students who reported them.
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Stephanie Steinberg is an editor of the Health and Money sections at U.S. News & World Report in Washington D.C. and a proud native of metro Detroit. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, USA Today, The Washington City Paper, CNN.com, WTOP.com and several Detroit publications. In college, she was editor-in-chief of the University of Michigan’s student newspaper The Michigan Daily. In celebration of the Daily’s 125th anniversary, she edited “In the Name of Editorial Freedom: 125 Years at the Michigan Daily,” which is a compilation of essays by alumni who take readers behind the scenes of major stories they covered. You can follow Stephanie on Twitter at @Steph_Steinberg and visit her website www.stephaniesteinberg.com.