• Sara Rimer

    Senior Contributing Editor

    Sara Rimer

    Sara Rimer A journalist for more than three decades, Sara Rimer worked at the Miami Herald, Washington Post and, for 26 years, the New York Times, where she was the New England bureau chief, and a national reporter covering education, aging, immigration, and other social justice issues. Her stories on the death penalty’s inequities were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and cited in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision outlawing the execution of people with intellectual disabilities. Her journalism honors include Columbia University’s Meyer Berger award for in-depth human interest reporting. She holds a BA degree in American Studies from the University of Michigan. Profile

    She can be reached at srimer@bu.edu.

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There are 9 comments on Loftier Stories, Long Hours, High Standards Help The Daily Free Press Reach New Heights

  1. Thanks for spotlighting the dedication and enthusiasm of the Freep staff. They’ve done amazing work this year. As a daily reader through email, I appreciate the shift to harder-edged, investigative stories. It’s great training for a journalism career and a valuable service to the larger BU community.

  2. This amazing student paper is a shining example of the need for independent journalism everywhere especially on campuses where politics and donations can sway decisions by administration at every level.
    Their courage and determination to represent the students from every state and country worldwide and their concerns has been unwavering.
    their tireless talent and need for more funding should inspire us all to help. Donate if you can to their funding and keep believing in a free press everywhere. It’s the basis of any democracy and a citizen’s need for the truth.

  3. I was the Photo Editor at the Freep back in ‘96 and this story brings back so many fond memories. So glad to see it’s still going strong with staffers as dedicated as ever!

  4. I have fond memories of the Daily Free Press and was proud of the fact that they were the first newspaper in the country to call for the impeachment of LBJ, President Johnson, for war crimes. If I recall correctly, the editor’s name at that time was Ray Mungo.

    Hopefully, today’s students are able to see through all the anti-Russian war propaganda even though the Pentagon-CIA-NSA war machine has total control over the mass and social media. I hope that they are more than suspicious about the fact that no one is allowed to question the official war narrative. Anyone who dares to do so is immediately cancelled.

    I am proud of the fact that my generation of students were leaders and fierce defenders of free speech, open debate, and the right to dissent. When I see students trying to cancel an invited speaker, I am shocked by their ignorance. If you are offended by someone’s views or comments, you should challenge them to debate. Use facts, reason, and logic rather than act like a crybaby.

    Richard G. Eramian (Rick) CLA 68

  5. The Free Press was wonderful, mature and professional from its first edition (I was there). It was a part of my pride of being a BU student. This article shows the tradition continuing

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