Daily Bruin Radio is one of the paper's multimedia departments specializing in podcasting and NPR-style journalism. We produce content in conjunction with the other Daily Bruin departments, as well as our own standalone projects.
The radio department focuses on using audio to show, not tell, stories in a more intimate, personal light. Interns will learn the basics of news reporting and how to tell a compelling story, both in print and through spoken word. They will also gain valuable live interviewing experience and learn to improvise during conversations with sources. Interns will also learn to work with the audio editing program Audacity to produce their own audio pieces and podcasts.
We welcome applicants of all majors and experience levels. In fact, we've had several successful reporters who started with no prior journalism experience. It is not expected that you have experience editing audio either. That said, having strong writing and communication skills is a huge positive, as well as having a strong work ethic and positive attitude.
This application closes on Friday, September 30th, at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions about Daily Bruin Radio, please email the Radio Director, Austin Ma, at [email protected]
Please attach a writing sample. The writing sample can be pretty much anything -- a creative writing sample, a good school essay, a speech you're proud of, etc. We're just looking to see if you can write (and, more importantly, if you can write well)
What's your favorite podcast or radio program? What do you like about it? The program doesn't necessarily need to be news-oriented!
What prior experiences have you had that will help you be a good fit for our department?
Why do you want to be a Daily Bruin Radio journalist? What are you looking to take away from the experience? Are there specific stories or subjects which you are particularly interested in covering?
Besides well-produced radio journalism, what are some of your other interests/passions?
Consider recent events or issues of interest related to UCLA, and list one story idea you would pitch at a Daily Bruin Radio meeting, along with a story angle to focus on. What makes the story newsworthy? Who would your sources be?
Radio is one of many media platforms used to deliver news and entertainment. What are some advantages and disadvantages in using audio/radio for journalism? What stories do you think radio specifically lends itself towards?
PROMPT: UCLA administration has decided that there will be a "dead week" between the final week of classes and final exams. What sources would you contact? What questions would you ask? What sound would you record?
This application closed on Sept. 30, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
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