About The Tab

The Tab is a university news network run by students who like being first. We have teams of writers at leading universities in the UK and US, breaking stories and shooting original videos that are seen around the world.

We were founded by three undergraduates at Cambridge in 2009 as a reaction to out-of-touch student newspapers. Since then The Tab has spread like a rash to become an institution across campuses in the UK.

Now we’ve grown into a global movement of bold, fearless and entertaining journalists reaching millions of readers every month.

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Tab stories ignite conversations on campus: we livestream from protests, expose bullshit and discrimination and tell you which kebab shops are worth your money.

Last year our scoops appeared in the BBC, The New York Times, BuzzFeed and pretty much everywhere else. Reporters from those organisations call our journalists when they want to know what’s happening on the ground.

Our local teams are run by student editors who decide what to cover and how to cover it. They are supported by people who used to do their job – our editing staff who work at The Tab’s headquarters in London and New York.

We hire our best people when they graduate, and so do some of the world’s leading media companies. Ellie Pithers, one of our first editors, is now Fashion Features Editor at British Vogue, and dozens more Tab graduates are working for companies like Reuters, VICE, the BBC, BuzzFeed and the Daily Mail. To date, eight of our former student editors in the UK have gone to work for us in New York.


The Tab is published by Tab Media

Editor-in-chief: Joshi Herrmann

To send us stories, email tips@thetab.com

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