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Writing for The Herald is one of the most rewarding experiences available to Hobart and William Smith students. For over 130 years, The Herald has provided the best journalism education on campus, offering staffers a professional and life-changing experience not found in any classroom.

Contact Information

Editors-in-Chief: For general questions about joining our editorial staff, contact one of the following editors.

Dan Bristol (

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Options for Writers

News: The News Section is the heart of The Herald as it provides up-to-date information about events and controversies otherwise affecting the Hobart and William Smith community. Working in News trains you to write critically, concisely and on a deadline.

Contact the News Editor: Alex Kerai (

Campus Happenings: This Section gives writers an expanded creative license as it includes profiles of individuals, groups, and clubs, as well as doing in-depth pieces on campus trends, and events.

Contact the Campus Happenings Editor: Quinn Cullum (

Arts: The Arts Section covers campus events from a cappella in cellar pubs and coffee shops to professional visiting productions in the Gearan Performing Arts Center, as well as significant events in the world beyond Geneva. Music, movies, television, theater, dance, writing, performance, and visual art all fall into this section.

Contact the Arts Editor: Danny Schonning (

Sports: The Sports Section covers Hobart and William Smith varsity athletics, club sports teams and intramural league and often editorials on professional sports.

Contact the Sports Editor: Clayton Lyons (

Opinions: Write for the Opinion Section if you want to craft engaging arguments about current events, campus issues, or anything you feel passionate about. We encourage any level of participation, but are always looking for columnists who want to write about one particular issue every other week.

Contact the Opinions Editor: Chris Doak (

Photo: The Photo Section takes pictures for all sections of The Herald.

General: An editors’ main duty is to check and improve all written text. This includes: copy, bylines, headlines, photo captions, and sometimes advertisements. With eagle-like precision and consistency, an Herald copy editor must proofread for mistakes in spelling, grammar, terminology, and punctuation according to the guidelines of the Herald Style Guide and the AP Style Guide.