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About Dateline Downtown


Dateline Downtown is the official newspaper of the University of Houston-Downtown. Serving the UHD community since 1982 and “Student Run Since Volume One,” we strive to meet the needs of a growing university as well as the growing metropolitan city that surrounds us.

Houston is one of the most diverse cities in our nation, and situated at the heart of this vibrant city is the University of Houston-Downtown. Dateline faces the challenge of bringing ethical and responsible journalism to the community in a format that will keep the students interested and engaged, while delivering the facts and hard truths oft ignored by others. As a bi-weekly newspaper we want to continue to make a print newspaper available to students, faculty, and administration regularly, while also incorporating the technology that marks the 21st century.

Regardless of the platform, Dateline strives to maintain a balance between keeping our readers informed without catering to sensationalism or gossip. The newspaper is also a launch pad for students interested in pursuing a career in journalism, photography, writing, or media.


Dateline Downtown is a newspaper published by and for UHD students. It includes news, features, editorials, photos, and advertising. The goal of the newspaper is to provide news and information to the UHD community. The newspaper also serves as a laboratory to train students for careers and to instruct them in leadership roles. ​

Dateline Downtons Staff

Kara Moore,Editor-In-Chief
Mykal Pterson, Business Manager

Staff Reporters:
Angel Lopez
Jesse Uppal
Delia Leal
Archie Gayle
Chris Joseph
Helen Martinez
Naomi Cardwell
Michael Case
Unisha Curry

Copy Editor:

Dr. Joseph Sample, Advisor
(p) 713-226-5574

Editors Desk: ​713-221-8192
​News Desk: 713-221-8569

Office of Student Affairs
Last updated 12/18/2017 7:25 AM