The Chicago Maroon

Media/News Company

First published in 1892, The Chicago Maroon is the University of Chicago's award-winning student newspaper of record.


The Chicago Maroon traces its history to the opening day of the University of Chicago. First published as The Daily Maroon in 1892, the Maroon consisted of four pages focused on campus bulletins and sports recaps of "The Monsters of the Midway." In the years that followed, several other student newspapers emerged but all, including The Daily Maroon, were faltering financially. In 1902, The Daily Maroon merged with The Monthly Maroon – an infrequent, but financially strong newspaper – to create the Maroon in its current form. The Maroon has published every Tuesday and Friday since World War II.

The Maroon is financially and editorially independent from the University of Chicago and sustains itself through advertisements. Students, faculty, and members of the Hyde Park community can pick up a free copy of the Maroon at one of our 70 drop-off locations. Grey City Magazine, the Maroon's sister publication, is published quarterly

The Maroon is always looking for students to write, report, photograph, design, copy edit, film, sell advertisements, code, etc. Although no journalism experience is required, dedicated students with a serious interest in the field, who wish to serve as campus watchdogs and whistleblowers, and are receptive to assignments and training, are often the ones promoted to staff and the editorial masthead. If you're interested in joining the Maroon, please write to [email protected], visit our office on a Monday or Thursday afternoon, and keep an eye out for training sessions listed online.