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.
However, we expect accepted applicants to dedicate the time required and to be willing to learn.
Contact News Editor Alejandra Reyes at 310-974-0751 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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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.
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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, City/Crime, Campus Politics.
#1 being the topic you're 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.
Please read questions carefully.
Suggest two potential stories the Daily Bruin should write, avoiding topics and angles we've already covered.
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.
Write a breaking news story using the information below.
After you finish, tell us what your next steps would be as a reporter to finish the story.
-A university apartment was broken into Tuesday morning.
-University police said a woman who lives next door to the room that was broken into saw someone running out of the building at around the same time.
-You, the reporter, finds the woman and she tells you the person was 6 ft tall and wore a red sweater and a santa hat. She said she does not know whether he was carrying anything. But she said she saw the man running toward In-N-Out.
-The apartment is on Gayley Ave.
-A student who lives in the apartment told you that several pieces of jewelry were missing. She also said she can't find her cat. She told you she's not sure if the jewelry was stolen.
-Police said they have not identified a suspect and have not been able to find the man in the red sweater.
-The break in happened on Christmas morning.
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 Jan. 13, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
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