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The Chronicle is a daily student newspaper at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The Chronicle was first published as The Trinity Chronicle on December 19, 1905. The paper's name was changed to The Chronicle when Trinity College was renamed Duke University following a donation by James Buchanan Duke. One of the most highly honored college newspapers in the United States,[1] The Chronicle commands a budget of more than $1 million and employs a staff of 120. Its coverage gained national significance in light of the 2006 lacrosse team scandal at Duke, and it has been widely lauded for having balanced coverage, even as most national publications jumped to conclusions. The current editor of The Chronicle is junior Will Robinson, from Greensboro, N.C.[2] He is currently majoring in Public Policy Studies. His three goals for Volume 105 of The Chronicle are "rebalancing Staff workloads in light of the University's changed underloading policy, emphasizing the educational aspect of The Chronicle and promoting innovation and creativity."

The Chronicle has a print readership of roughly 30,000, and its website, The Chronicle Online, has an average of more than 70,000 hits each day.[3] At the 2009 Associated Collegiate Press National College Media Convention in Austin, Texas, the paper won the Best in Show category for four-year daily tabloids.[4] In 2006, the paper took second place in the same category in St. Louis, Missouri. Towerview, a monthly newsmagazine distributed with the paper, won Best in Show in the Magazine Feature-Special Audience Category, while its editor, Alex Fanaroff, won first place in the "features story" category. The Chronicle's former editor, Ryan McCartney, placed third in the four-year reporter of the year category.[1] The paper also won Best in Show in the tabloid division in 2005 in Kansas City, Missouri and finished in second place in Editorials that year. In addition, Towerview took home fifth-place honors in the magazine division.[5] Current editors-in-chief of Towerview are Ben Cohen and Chelsea Allison.

The journalist and New York Magazine founder Clay Felker was an editor of The Chronicle while a student at Duke in the 1950s. Washington Post sports reporter John Feinstein was a sports writer for The Chronicle and was the sports editor for two years. Wall Street Journal Travel Editor Scott McCartney was editor of The Chronicle in the 1980s.,ref.[2]


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