The Chautauquan Daily is the official newspaper of Chautauqua Institution.
During Chautauqua’s nine-week summer season, the Daily is a community newspaper distributed six days a week by carriers to subscribers at their homes within and immediately outside the Institution. It is also sold by hawkers on Bestor Plaza each summer morning as well as mailed to subscribers. The newspaper is written, designed and edited at Chautauqua and sent to an off-site printer who returns the finished publication to the Institution for delivery.
The newspaper began as the Chautauqua Assembly Daily Herald in 1876, two years after the founding of the Chautauqua Institution. Since then, it has continuously served Chautauquans with information about current events and as the archival record. The newsroom has been a newswriting and reporting training camp for well-known journalists such as investigative reporter Ida Tarbell and former Time magazine editor Nancy Gibbs.
The 2017 newsroom staff was multigenerational, including talented interns representing Allegheny College, Binghamton University, Carnegie Mellon University, the College of William & Mary, Georgetown University, Kent State University, Macalester College, Ohio University, Palomar College, Rice University, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. Bonaventure University, Stanford University, Syracuse University, Tufts University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Iowa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Western Kentucky University and Wichita State University. Other staff members include professional journalists, a retired New York Times staffer, Chautauqua community members, and a Presbyterian minister.