"Comping" The Crimson

If you are a Harvard College student, you are eligible to join, or "comp," any of The Crimson's nine boards: News, Business and Technology, Editorial, Flyby, Arts, Design and Web Design, Magazine, Multimedia, and Sports. Students can comp in both the fall and spring. Please click here to sign up for information on the comp.

What we print

The Harvard Crimson is the only breakfast-table daily newspaper in Cambridge, Mass. The Crimson publishes every morning, Monday through Friday, except on federal and University holidays. In addition to the daily newspaper, The Crimson publishes an arts section on Tuesdays and Fifteen Minutes, the weekend magazine of The Crimson, on Thursdays. Our presses are also available for third-party contract printing. Call (617) 576-6600 for more information.

History of The Crimson

The Harvard Crimson, the nation's oldest continuously published daily college newspaper, was founded in 1873 and incorporated in 1967. The newspaper traces its history to the first issue of "The Magenta," published on Jan. 24, 1873, and changed its name to "The Crimson" to reflect the new color of the college on May 21, 1875. The Crimson has a rich tradition of journalistic integrity and counts among its ranks of editorship some of America's greatest journalists. The faces of Pulitzer Prize-winning Crimson editors line the walls of The Crimson.

The Crimson is proud of its legacy of alumni active in journalism, business, public service, and politics. Past editors include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Class of 1904, John F. Kennedy '40, J. Anthony Lewis '48, David Halberstam '55, Michael Crichton '64, Don Graham '65, Linda Greenhouse '68, Steve Ballmer '77, Jim Cramer '77, Mark Whitaker '79, Susan Chira '80, and Jeff Zucker '86. One hundred and forty years after its founding, having grown from a fortnightly newspaper to a daily, The Harvard Crimson continues to flourish with a strong body of undergraduate staff volunteers.

What should I do if The Crimson makes a mistake in a story?

In the event that we run something that is factually inaccurate, we are eager to correct the error. When a correction is necessary, it will run in a corrections box on page two. Please e-mail Managing Editor Meg P. Bernard (managingeditor@thecrimson.com) about corrections.