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College Papers Backs Barack Obama for President, 79-1

NEW YORK: The Obama campaign leads in newspaper endorsements from dailies and weeklies, based on our tally so far (see separate story). The Democratic ticket has an even more impressive lead when it comes to college newspapers — 79 to 1, according to our own list and UWIRE’s Presidential Endorsement Scorecard.

Here is the count from, a networking Web site for journalism students:

  • Daily Mississippian, U. Mississippi

  • The Amherst Student, Amherst College
  • The Optimist, Abilene Christian U.
  • The Bates Student, Bates College
  • The Justice, Brandeis University
  • The Orient, Bowdoin College
  • The Orion, California State U.-Chico
  • Central Michigan Life, Central Michigan U.
  • The Flat Hat, College of William and Mary
  • Columbia Daily Spectator, Columbia U.
  • Cornell Daily Sun, Cornell U.
  • The Davidsonian, Davidson College
  • The Chronicle, Duke U.
  • Daily Eastern News, Eastern Illinois U.
  • The Et Cetera, Eastfield College
  • The Berkeley Beacon, Emerson College
  • El Vaquero, Glendale Community College
  • The Crimson, Harvard University
  • Indiana Daily Student, Indiana U.
  • Iowa State Daily, Iowa State U.
  • Daily Kent Stater, Kent State U.
  • The Parthenon, Marshall U.
  • The Tech, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • The Miami Student, Miami U.
  • The State News, Michigan State U.
  • The Middlebury Campus, Middlebury College
  • Northern Star, Northern Illinois U.
  • Daily Northwestern, Northwestern U.
  • The Post, Ohio U.
  • The University News, Saint Louis U.
  • The Point News, St. Mary's College
  • The Rocket, Slippery Rock U.
  • The Daily Campus, Southern Methodist U.
  • The Reporter, Stetson University
  • Pipe Dream, SUNY-Binghamton
  • The Lamron, SUNY-Geneseo
  • The Phoenix, Swarthmore College
  • Tufts Daily, Tufts U.
  • Arizona Daily Wildcat, U. Arizona
  • Daily Californian, UC-Berkeley
  • New University, UC-Irvine
  • Daily Bruin, UCLA
  • The Daily Nexus, UC-Santa Barbara
  • Central Florida Future, U. Central Florida
  • Daily Illini, U. Illinois
  • University Daily Kansan, U. Kansas
  • The Louisville Cardinal, U. Louisville
  • The Michigan Daily, U. Michigan
  • The Michigan Journal, U. Michigan-Dearborn
  • Minnesota Daily, U. Minnesota
  • The Maneater, U. Missouri
  • Oklahoma Daily, U. Oklahoma
  • The Daily Pennsylvanian. U. Pennsylvania
  • The Pitt News. U. Pittsburgh
  • The Daily Gamecock, U. South Carolina
  • Badger Herald, U. Wisconsin
  • The Daily Cardinal, U. Wisconsin
  • Advance-Titan, U. Wisconsin-Oshkosh
  • The Pacer, U. Tennessee-Martin
  • Daily Texan. U. Texas
  • The Independent Collegian, U. Toledo
  • Daily Evergreen, Washington State U.
  • The Voice, Washtenaw Community College
  • The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia U.

PLUS, from the E&P List, all for Obama:

  • Advance-Titan (University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh)
  • Badger Herald (University of Wisconsin – Madison)
  • The Chronicle (Duke University)
  • The Daily Californian (University of California, Berkeley)
  • The Daily Cardinal (University of Wisconsin – Madison)
  • The Daily Gamecock (University of South Carolina)
  • The Daily Illini (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • Daily Northwestern (Northwestern University)
  • The Daily Pennsylvanian (University of Pennsylvania)
  • The Flat Hat (College of William & Mary)
  • Indiana Daily Student (Indiana University)
  • Mace and Crown (Old Dominion University
  • The Mac Weekly (Macalester College)
  • The Optimist (Abeline Christian University)
  • The Orient (Bowdoin College)
  • The University Daily Kansan (University of Kansas)


College Papers Back Obama -- By 79 to 1
By Dexter Hill
Published: October 31, 2008 2:20 PM ET

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