In Kerckhoff 118, the Daily Bruin’s central-campus office, about 250 students work in 14 editorial sections to produce the paper each day. Students serve as the paper’s editors, reporters, photographers, videojournalists, designers and programmers.
Because UCLA does not have a journalism major or school, the Bruin serves as the university’s primary training ground for young journalists. Daily Bruin alumni have worked at many top news organizations, including National Public Radio, BBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post.
The Bruin is a resource to the students, faculty, staff and community members at UCLA and in Westwood. The paper offers local insight and coverage of events, trends and important topics on campus every day it prints.
Contact News Editor Angie Wang at 510-371-1471 or email@example.com with any questions or concerns. We're looking forward to getting to know you, and hope you'll join our Daily Bruin News team. Best of luck!
Please attach a writing sample.
Attach a previously published news article or another nonfiction writing sample. Include the publish date and the name of the publication, or briefly describe the context in which the piece was written.
Briefly describe relevant experiences and explain why they make you a more qualified candidate for the position.
Critique two Daily Bruin news stories that have been published since May 1, 2015. Include the headlines and links to the articles.
Suggest two potential stories the Daily Bruin would cover, avoiding "big issue" items we're likely to be aware of already, and topics and angles we've already written.
Briefly explain your understanding of the changing media landscape. How can the Bruin better engage readers while upholding high journalistic standards?
Briefly explain your understanding of the following concepts, and why each is an important journalistic principle – objectivity, newsworthiness and timeliness.
An earthquake (the "big one") hits. How do you go about reporting the story? Who do you talk to? What do you ask?
Choose a fairy tale and write it into a news story – a feature, investigative report or breaking news piece. Include the title of the fairy tale at the end of the sample.
Describe your strengths and weaknesses as a writer.
How many hours per week do you expect to dedicate to the Bruin?
What other teams, clubs and organizations do you participate in?
Please attach your fall quarter class schedule, including any regular commitments to other organizations.
Disregard the attachment description. Please do not upload another writing sample.
What are your career aspirations? How can your involvement in the Bruin help you reach those goals?
Why do you want to be a Daily Bruin news reporter? What are you looking to take away from the experience?
This application closed on Oct. 2, 2015, 11:59 p.m.
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