The Daily Bruin’s News reporters are often the first on the scene of major UCLA happenings, including campus crises, protests, fires and floods.
Because UCLA does not have a journalism major or school we serve as the university’s primary training ground for young journalists. Daily Bruin News alumni have worked in leading news organizations, including National Public Radio, BBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Whether your goal is to pursue a career in journalism, become a better writer or learn more about a specific campus topic you’re interested in, the Daily Bruin News is the best place to get a comprehensive campus experience. No writing or reporting experience is required--All we need is your dedication and willingness to learn!
Contact News Editor Alejandra Reyes at 310-974-0751 or [email protected] with any questions or concerns. We're looking forward to getting to know you, and hope you'll join our Daily Bruin News team. Good luck!
Please attach your fall schedule
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There is no word count minimum or maximum for any questions, but please try to limit your answers to 300 words or fewer.
How many hours do you plan to dedicate to the Bruin? What other activities, commitments and extracurriculars do you plan to participate in?
Why do you want to join the Bruin? Include any career or general interests that may be useful to you as a writer/reporter.
How would you describe your work ethic? Include some of your strengths and weaknesses.
Rank the following topics based on your interest: Features & Student Life, National News & Higher Education, Science & Health, City/Crime, Campus Politics.
#1 being the topic you are most interested in
No writing experience is required, but show us the best you can do! There is no word count minimum or maximum for any questions, but please try to limit your answers to 300 words or fewer.
Suggest two potential stories the Daily Bruin should write, avoiding topics and angles we've already covered.
Choose a fairy tale and write it as if it were a breaking news story and a feature story. Include the title of the fairy tale at the end of the sample. (You may write up to 300 words for each. You may include both samples in this section.)
You see smoke and flames coming from a hall near you. You’re the closest to the scene and you’re asked to report the story. What do you do? Give a bullet point list of the steps you would take.
What is a topic you would be most interested in reporting about ? Choose a topic and write a mock story on it.
This application closed on Sept. 30, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
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