The McDaniel Free Press is the student-run newspaper at McDaniel College committed to being the voice of the McDaniel Community. The Free Press staff retains full editorial control over the publication’s operations.

The Free Press is home to journalists, storytellers, artists, information-seekers, and world-changers. We offer an opportunity for students to build their portfolio and earn real-world experience in the newspaper industry.

We are funded by the College’s Division of Student Affairs and by advertising revenues, though remain independent of all sponsors. Our publications include The McDaniel Free Press print newspaper and this website.

Readers from all communities are encouraged to submit letters to the editor, opinion pieces, and online feedback. All opinion pieces, including commentary submissions, reflect the opinions of their authors and not necessarily the views of the newspaper or the College.

Any issues regarding the content of the publication, or its conduct, should be addressed to the Editor-In-Chief.

Read our policy on anonymous sources here.

All content on this website— including articles, text, captions, original photographs, graphics, and logos—is the sole property of the McDaniel Free Press. The Free Press editorial staff reserves the sole right to distribution and publication. While we don’t condone unattributed use of content, we encourage our readers to share, retweet, and link to our content with proper attribution. Any questions regarding content rights can be directed to the Editor-in-Chief.

To reach an editor, please visit our Editorial Staff page. Learn more about submitting articles to the McDaniel Free Press.

Meetings for the Spring 2022 semester are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Our Editor-in-Chief, Ciara O’Brien, is also available during her weekly office hours on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact an editor or come to a meeting to learn more about joining our organization.

Office Address:
Hill Hall, Room 111
McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157

Mailing Address:
McDaniel Free Press
McDaniel College
2 College Hill
Westminster, MD 21157

The McDaniel Free Press does not discriminate based on age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, condition of handicap or marital status. The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the McDaniel Free Press staff or the faculty and administrators of McDaniel College. The paper strives first and foremost to be a reliable source of information, and will not be in the position of being a mouthpiece neither for the various organs of the McDaniel College Administration nor outside companies marketing to college students.

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