Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

The Daily Egyptian

Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

The Daily Egyptian

Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

The Daily Egyptian


What is the Daily Egyptian?

The DE is the student-run news organization for the SIUC community, serving the campus since 1916.

Who makes up the SIUC community?

Carbondale, Ill., is made up of 25,902 residents, with nearly 15,000 students attending Southern Illinois University. In addition, more than 1,200 faculty and staff members work and live in the SIUC community.

When is the DE published?

The Daily Egyptian is printed one day a week and new content is published on every day during the fall and spring semesters. Special publications such as the annual Back-To-Campus and Housing Editions are also distributed throughout the year.

DE-Last-Press-Run-13Who reads the Daily Egyptian?

About 7,800 copies of the Daily Egyptian are freely distributed at nearly 200 locations across campus, throughout Carbondale, and other surrounding communities. Research shows that 99 percent of SIUC students, almost 75 percent of faculty and staff, and 50 percent of the Carbondale community read the DE at least once a week*. Thousands more read the Daily Egyptian every day online. 97% of college newspaper readership have read the print version while 47% have read the online version. 68% of readers read the entire issue. On average, readers spend 14 minutes reading the print edition. 86% of college newspaper readers use coupons.

Who works at the DE?

Nearly 40 SIUC students work as editors, reporters, photographers, multimedia reporters, social media managers, page designers, graphic artists, advertising sales representatives, production technicians and circulation drivers. Five professional staff members work as advisers and department managers.

How is the DE supported?

The news organization is funded through advertising and a $9 student publication fee approved by SIU’s Board of Trustees in December 2013.

Who determines what is going in the paper?

The student editors have sole control over the content of the paper. Students make all the assignments, do all the reporting, editing, photography and design, and make all decisions determining if and when a story will run.

Editorial Note:

Stories published in the Daily Egyptian are kept in our online database in perpetuity. We do not remove stories that have been published from our website.

What awards has the DE won?

Several! The Daily Egyptian has won awards from the Illinois College Press Association, is the recipient of the 2002 National Newspaper Pacemaker for General Excellence, and has recieved the National Online Pacemaker Award in 2017 and 2018. The Pacemaker is one of the nation’s most prestigious awards in collegiate journalism.


The Daily Egyptian has the second largest circulation of any newspaper in southern Illinois, and the most of any college newspaper in the state.

Up until Fall 2015, the Daily Egyptian was one one of only nine college newspapers in the nation that owns and operates its own printing press.


Gus Bode has made appearances in the DE paper since 1956, commenting daily on the news from the average student’s perspective.


Sincerest flattery in the Student Center, 1980.