Apply to become an Arts & Entertainment contributor at the Daily Bruin and write articles for our section – we interview students, alumni and professors about their passion for the arts.
Show us why you'd be a great candidate.
Applicants who have been published in newspapers or any other medium are encouraged to attach clips to this application. If you do not have any published material, please include an academic writing sample, such as a research paper or essay.
How committed will you be to the Daily Bruin? Do you have time to work unpredictable hours and report on short notice if asked? What other clubs/organizations are you a part of (or hope to be a part of this year)?
Please answer each of the following questions in no more than 500 words each.
Write a profile (not a biography) of an artist, musician, or anyone in or aspiring to be in the arts and entertainment world. They can be professional or amateur, a friend or a stranger — just someone who is in some way involved with the arts.
Critique two Daily Bruin A&E stories from the past year.
Please critique the writing, not the opinion of the author. Include links to both stories.
One area in which A&E is looking to improve is in our reporting, interviewing instincts and breaking news skills. Let's say Taylor Swift announces a surprise concert at UCLA — it starts in one hour. What do you do? Who do you talk to? What questions do you ask? What do you write about?
In our "Second Take" series, A&E publishes opinionated pieces about entertainment news and happenings outside of UCLA. The series has covered topics ranging from sexism in Jennifer Lopez's music to an evaluation on Warner Brother's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer. Please write a piece arguing your point of view on a trend or recent topic in the arts and entertainment world.
Visit dailybruin.com and search "Second Take" for reference.
Write a 90 character Tweet to accompany your Second Take above that we could publish on Daily Bruin's accounts.
We want our writers to be eloquent but also well-versed in the Arts & Entertainment world.
List three A&E sites/blogs that you follow regularly and a short reason why:
List five of your favorite movies
List five of your favorite songs
This application closed on Jan. 13, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
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