Enterprise is the Daily Bruin's section for investigative journalism. That means we bring light to systemic issues, accountability concerns, and violations of the public interest by looking into information that isn't accessible to the general public. As a contributor for Enterprise, you'll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference by exposing new information, sharing the stories of communities whose voices are often overlooked and using your investigative skills to determine the cause of their concerns. In the past, we have published articles on topics such as corruption in the School of Orthodontics admissions process, Housing Safety concerns, and the UCLA School of Law's relationship with ICE.
Investigative journalism can be challenging. You'll have to be patient and persistent as you look into concerns: sources may be reluctant to speak with you or it might be difficult to access necessary information. However, it's also one of the most rewarding forms of journalism because you'll draw attention to the very real issues faced by people in our community and, as a result, push accountable bodies to address them.
While you're an intern, we'll help prepare you to face the challenges of investigative journalism head on by teaching you key investigative techniques and writing skills. You'll use those skills to run investigations where you'll speak with sources, analyze documentation, look through archives, evaluate data, and more in order to understand the issue you're looking into (as well as its causes and effects) and present that issue in a long-form article.
All majors, years, and backgrounds are welcome! If you have any questions at all, please contact Enterprise editor Annika Sial at [email protected] Thank you for your interest in the section and we're looking forward to receiving your application!