Daniel Day was named assistant vice president for communications at Princeton in 2015 after being in acting charge of the Office of Communications for one year. He joined the University staff as director of news and editorial services in 2012 from The Modesto (California) Bee, where he was director of interactive media and audience development and had been managing editor.
Prior to the Bee, Day spent 23 years with The Associated Press, where he held a variety of editorial and organizational leadership roles at New York headquarters and in bureaus at Trenton, New Jersey; San Francisco; Seattle; Omaha, Nebraska; and Milwaukee. He also worked as a reporter at The Daily Times of Ottawa, Illinois.
Day, a Cleveland native, holds a master's degree in journalism from Marquette University and a bachelor of arts in the classics from the College of the Holy Cross. At Princeton, he is a fellow at Mathey College and an academic fellow with the baseball team.
He is a member of the board of directors of the Princeton Federal Credit Union and a past president of the First Amendment Coalition, a California-based non-profit that advocates for freedom of speech. He has served as a board member for professional and community organizations including the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio and Television News Directors Association and the California Society of Newspaper Editors.
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