The Daily Reveille has been since 1887 the student newspaper at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It prints once a week on Wednesdays during the fall, spring and summer semesters. The Daily Reveille has a weekly circulation of about 6,000 copies.
The earliest known issue of the Reveille was published at Louisiana State University in 1887, but did not become a permanent part of campus until January 14, 1897, when it began weekly publication; in the 1920s it began publishing twice a week. By the 1930s it was publishing five days a week. In 1934, then-U.S. SenatorHuey Pierce Long, Jr. had seven staff members expelled for publishing an anti-Long letter to the editor and refusing to accept faculty censorship. The students, now commonly referred to as the “Reveille Seven,” were Carl Corbin, Samuel Montague, Stan Shlosman, Cal Abraham, Jesse Cutrer, L. Rea Godbold, and David McGuire.
The publication became the Daily Reveille in 1938, only to be forced back to twice-a-week status during the Second World War. It resumed daily publication again in 1947 but dropped back to four issues a week in 1951 when the Korean War caused LSU enrollment to slump to just over 5,000 students. The paper returned to five-day-a-week publication in 2002.
The Daily Reveille boasts prestigious alumni, including E.J. Ourso, for whom LSU’s College of Business Administration is named, the political consultantRaymond Strother, political journalist and author John Maginnis, and Robert E. Pierre, a staff writer at The Washington Post. The Daily Reveille’s history also includes stories that have had a great impact on LSU’s campus, including a series of stories that resulted in the resignation of an LSU chancellor.
The Daily Reveille has begun to excel as a nationally recognized student publication. In 2003 the publication earned titles such as Best Newspaper on both state and regional levels. Its community-focused efforts earned the paper a 2003 Associated Collegiate PressNational Pacemaker Award, the highest award granted to student publications. The Daily Reveille won the Editor & Publisher award, or EPPY, in 2008 for best college newspaper website.Princeton Review named the Daily Reveille as the tenth-best college newspaper in the nation in its 2010 edition of the “Best 361 Colleges.”