Founded and powered by Students, The Badger Herald provides an alternative voice on The University of Wisconsin's flagship campus

Debuting in fall of 1969, the Herald was born to cover and combat the turmoil of Vietnam protests. The Herald has maintained its maverick spirit to become the widest read paper on campus.

The Herald remains completely independent of university funding. We are supported by advertising and powered entirely by students. We take great pride in reflecting the tastes and perspectives that are unique to students on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

The Herald strives to present objective news, entertaining sports and arts coverage and insightful editorial stances that reflect the interests and tastes of UW-Madison’s student community. In the process, we also hope to train the next generation of student journalists for success in any of life’s paths.

We are a family, dedicated and enthusiastic. As we pursue our goals, we invite you to join us by writing a letter, purchasing an ad, applying for a job or just taking the time to read the paper, online and off.

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Please reach out to us with any feedback, suggestions or concerns.


The Badger Herald
152 W. Johnson St. Suite 202
Madison, Wis 53703-2017
Phone: 608-257-4712
Fax: 608-258-3029

For contact information of all editors, photographers and advertising representatives, please see our staff page.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor are welcome at [email protected]. Letters should be 300-500 words and provide name, relevant position information and student year, status and major if applicable. Publication is based on available space and takes into account relevance and quality. Submissions may be edited by the Herald accordingly. Unsigned letters will not be published. Please include your reply e-mail address with your submission.