The Harvard Crimson
Spring Comp 2019
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The Harvard Crimson

Spring Comp 2019

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Welcome to the Spring 2019 comp for The Harvard Crimson! Regardless of your passion, we have ten different boards, 12 different comps, and 146 years of experience waiting for you at 14 Plympton St. The Crimson is not only the nation’s oldest continuously published daily newspaper and the only breakfast-table daily newspaper in Cambridge, Mass., but it is also the premier student organization at Harvard College, offering transformative experiences in everything from journalism to advertising to photography—the list goes on.

Sign up to comp here, and be sure to RSVP on Facebook.

Don't believe us?

Consider the long list of Crimson alumni whose names you already know. U.S. Presidents Roosevelt ’1904 and Kennedy ’40. Legendary Pulitzer prize-winning journalists Anthony Lewis ’48, Nicholas D. Kristof ’81 (both of whom won it twice), Linda Greenhouse ’68, and David Sanger ’82. And titans of business, media, and technology, such as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer ’77, Washington Post Publisher Don Graham ’65, and Mad Money host Jim Cramer ’77, just to name a few.

Still not sure?

Consider The Crimson’s magnitude and reach as a newspaper and a company. Its million-dollar business. Its website that, in 2018, got 15.1 million pageviews (meaning readers spent 58 years on last year). There are few other chances to be a part of something this big, far-reaching, or relevant.

Not convinced?

Come see for yourself! We will have three open houses this year at our building (14 Plympton St., just north of Adams House, and just south of Mass. Ave.):

  • Open House for All Boards: Feb. 4, 2019, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tech, Design, and Multimedia Open House: Feb. 5, 2019, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Open House for All Boards: Feb. 6, 2019, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Worried that you won't be able to spend time on The Crimson because you think you'll need a paying job? We can help. The Crimson's Financial Aid Program offers limited but substantial compensation to staff members with demonstrated financial need. It's meant to ensure that students who would otherwise need a term-time job can be Crimson editors, and it's part of our efforts to make sure that all Harvard students have the opportunity to enjoy and learn from the experience of working here, regardless of their socioeconomic background.

Any questions? Want more information? Don’t hesitate to contact Crimson President Kristine E. Guillaume ( with any and all questions about the program.