Al-Talib Newsmagazine was established in 1990 by Muslim UCLA students, making it the first student-run Muslim publication in America. The news magazine is part of Student Media UCLA. Staff members are all students and the writers are current students or alumni.
At the height of print media, Al-Talib printed 40,000 issues four times a year and distributed en masse to over 40 states covering most major cities. However, recent shifts in technology and journalism leads the news magazine to move toward online-based publishing, with an aspiration to create a constant and relevant web presence.
Al-Talib provides an independent perspective on issues important to Muslim communities. Targeting a college-age audience, we seek to create an outlet for activism on and off campus, a platform for representation of all facets of the Muslim-American communities and a safe space for sensitive topics. We believe that this sort of dialogue, no matter how uncomfortable it may be at times, is necessary in order for our community to appreciate and celebrate its diversity.
A writer must perform one or a combination of the following tasks on a regular basis through out the year: conduct interviews, report on events, write analytical articles, write poetry.Open
Provide all photographs for articles. Direct photocampaigns and other photojournalism projects.Open
Contribute to the design of the Al Talib print issues, as well as to any fliers, posters, or social media non-photographic images.Open
Assist the Events Director with Al-Talib events and logistics.Closed
Manage the editing of all published works. Manage Editorial Board, consisting of Section Editors.Closed
Edit and manage the entire layout of the print issue. Create and manage the Layout Committee, which includes Graphic Designers.Closed
Be able to manage the Al-Talib website, ensure articles are published on time, and be able to make any edits or changes right away.
A cartoonist submits cartoons or drawings on a regular basis throughout the year.Open
Direct, record, and edit: documentaries, Al-Talib promotional videos, short films.Open
Assist Social Media Manager with maintaining all of Al-Talib's social media and marketing platforms.Closed
Edit articles of certain sections of Al-Talib. Sections include: current events, campus events, lifestyle, spirituality, art, lists, profiles, columns, opinion.Closed
Manage social media outlets including, but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. All platforms should be publishing regularly.Closed
Coordinate events and their logistics for the year. You will also create and manage a committee to help you.Closed
Maintain the Al-Talib mobile application.